Monday, April 25, 2016

Seminar on WeCWI Enterprise: Write It Right

A seminar entitled WeCWI Enterprise: Write It Right was conducted by Dr Mah Boon Yih at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Penang Branch, Permatang Pauh Campus on 25 April 2016 at 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM. This seminar was organised by Civil Engineering Faculty with the purpose to improve the scientific research writing skills among the lecturers as well as the postgraduate students.

WeCWI Enterprise is one of the solutions offered by WeCWI Integrated SolutionsWeCWI Enterprise: Write It Right is a writing course grounded on WeCWI's entities, which is tailored for academic writing needs. There are four essential exposures in this seminar. Initially, the writing problems faced by second language learners identified through SIL's learner domain were highlighted. The scrutinising of these writing predicaments would increase the participants' readiness to overcome their similar writing problems. Next, the participants were exposed to the fundamentals of WeCWI Integrated Formula, which entailed reading, discussion, and writing processes to facilitate their language and cognitive developments. Later, the participants were introduced with the principles of reading, followed by discussion and then writing, through multiple illustrations with explanations. Finally, the ultimate goal of all, publication, was emphasised on its importance and requirements as an academic as well as a postgraduate. They were also guided to apply a structured hybrid writing approach namely ProGenre that came with seven steps in order to write and publish a high quality scientific research paper.

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