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    Hello everyone,
    Which of the expressions is better and in more popular use: to take or to defend a diploma if we mean making a public speech and answering questions on the topic of the diploma research? Will to get a diploma make accent on only receiving the document about one's graduation, and not on the process of taking the floor before a panel of professors and examination board?
    Thanks a lot in advance!
    PS is it the examination board or also the examining board? Thanks for your kind attention and help!
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    Default Re: take/get/defend a diploma

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    I'd use 'defend'.

    A student in the
    Ukraine or Russia has to complete a thesis and then defend it in front of their department.
    (Thesis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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    Thanks a lot!
    PS today the name of our country is Ukraine, not the Ukraine, now that we're independent)))

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    Default Re: take/get/defend a diploma

    Note that it's the thesis one defends, not the diploma.
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    Thanks again! Do we never say 'diploma' to mean the MA or BA paper? Shall I stick to thesis only? What about the examination board? Can we say examinating board or does it fall in the eye as strange? Thank you very much for your help.

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    Default Re: take/get/defend a diploma

    No. A diploma is what you get when you finish your degree. It's not the same as a thesis.

    Quote Originally Posted by tyrp View Post
    PS today the name of our country is Ukraine, not the Ukraine, now that we're independent)))
    Thank you for that. I just realized that this is related to the 'на Украине vs. в Украине' debate.
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    Thanks again!I appreciate your help.

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