Подготовка диплома на английском языке: этапы работы и типичные трудности
Higher education is expected to develop analytical and research skills of students. An important criterion of this development in the global educational context is the ability to process and evaluate information from original sources in English, as well as to present it in a written or oral form. That is why Bachelor’s degree at the Higher School of Economics is awarded under the condition — among others — of a successful defense of a diploma project proposal in English. The present paper is aimed at analyzing the process of organization of EAP classes that would contribute to the successful preparation and defense of the diploma project. The following stages are outlined: developing research competences of students; introducing students to the formalities and technicalities of writing a research paper; improving academic skills of reading, writing and presenting. The paper also examines challenges arising in the process of undergoing these phases.