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Project Proposal

2022/2023
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English

Instructors


Frolova, Natalia

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The preparation and defense of Project Proposals is a mandatory element of the thesis preparation. Project Proposal must be conducted in accordance with the annual thesis preparation Guidelines announced by the Faculty Board. The Project Proposal should reflect the accomplished work on thesis writing and include the topic description, problem statement, and research questions; the relation of the thesis’s topic to existing research areas based on the literature review; description and motivation behind the proposed methodology, data, and method. The proposal should not only list what the student plans to do but also convince the readers of the feasibility of the study and the proposed study plan. Literature review in the Project Proposal should cover the main research areas related to the thesis topic and analyze no less than 15 key English-language references. As a mandatory appendix to the project proposal, the student attaches the full list of references for the literature review, indicating the exact search query used for obtaining the list when using the bibliography search engines. If this appendix is missing, the literature review band is graded “0”. In case of conducting the bachelor thesis as a scientific paper, the student has a right to provide the Project Proposal formatted in accordance with the publisher's requirements, but it should still communicate the main points required by the Guidelines.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To write the Project Proposal
  • To defense the Project Proposal
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • A student is able to present the main aspects of their research proposal in a clear, logical and structured manner in accordance with the IMRaD pattern and other conventions of the English-language academic discourse.
  • A student is able to present the main aspect of their Project Proposal orally in accordance with the IMRaD pattern and other conventions of English-language academic discourse.
  • A student is able to provide clear, detailed and accurate answers to questions presented to them
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Writing the Project Proposal
  • Preparing an oral presentation of the Project Proposal
  • Preparing for the O&A following the oral presentation of the Project Proposal
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Защита Project Proposal
  • non-blocking Оценка за письменный текст Project Proposal
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2022/2023 3rd module
    0.5 * Оценка за письменный текст Project Proposal + 0.5 * Защита Project Proposal
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Paul J. Silvia. (2019). How to Write a Lot : A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing: Vol. Second edition. APA LifeTools.
  • Wallwork, A. (2016). English for Writing Research Papers (Vol. Second edition). Cham: Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1175370
  • Write Here, Right Now : An Interactive Introduction to Academic Writing and Research. (2018). Place of publication not identified: publisher not identified. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsotl&AN=edsotl.OTLid0000681

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Biggam, J. (2015). Succeeding with Your Master’s Dissertation : A Step-by-step Handbook (Vol. Third edition). Berkshire, England: McGraw-Hill Education. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=939824