Wednesday, July 11, 2018

网络认知写作教学综合方案作坊: 《研究报告: X因素》

A WeCWI Integrated Solutions' workshop (网络认知写作教学综合方案作坊) entitled Research Report: X Factor (研究报告: X因素) was presented to the academicians and postgraduate students at North Minzu University (北方民族大学), Yinchuan, Ningxia, China. Besides being invited as the facilitator of this workshop, Dr Mah Boon Yih was involved as one of the committee members to represent Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Penang Branch in signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with North Minzu University for further collaboration in various academic affairs and research activities. This workshop was delivered in Chinese language with the objective to assist the participants in writing a research report from A to Z by highlighting the X factor through focussing on the essential steps from finding a topic until submission or publication.

The abstract written in English is shown as follows:

Research Report: X Factor” workshop covers both writing and research perspectives into one agenda. Why write? Write what? Why do research? How to write from research? These are the four basic queries that will be addressed before venturing into a structured scientific writing process. This workshop aims to highlight the X factor through the exploration of the essential steps to write a research report from A to Z. The workshop will begin with the exposure on academic writing conventions, plagiarism avoidance, research assignment analysis, and research schedule establishment, which are the prerequisite knowledge and skills acquired before finding and narrowing a topic within a defined scope. During the drafting process, the researcher needs to read, annotate, and create a list of references in a specified format and style. The main points need to be organised and justified with the relevant supporting details in an associated manner. Before submitting the manuscript for examination or publication, the draft needs to be refined through revising, editing, and proofreading processes. Based on the summary of the key points from these steps, a formulated X factor namely ADOJAR is emphasised. ADOJAR is an acronym referring to Acquired, Defined, Organised, Justified, Associated, and Refined. By understanding and bearing this X factor in mind, academics, researchers, and postgraduate students can plan, execute, and report their research effectively in a systematic, structured, and guided manner.

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