Today I attended two workshops organized by IPS USM. Associate Prof. Dr. Badrul Hisham Yahaya conducted both sessions. Since it is two workshops, we need to pay RM20 for the fee. RM10 for morning and another balance for an afternoon session. Still cheap okey! #bless
The details of the workshops are as below:
- Thesis Writing & Examiners Expectation (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon)
- Publish Your Paper with Success (2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Trainer: Associate Prof. Dr. Badrul Hisham Yahaya
Date : 21 March 2018 (Wednesday)
Venue: Training Room, IPS, USM.
What I’ve learned from the Morning session are:
A thesis is like a story and flow. It needs to be highlighted. don’t go back to the 1st line and edit. Just sit and continue writing.
After you finished several sections, then you can review it.(you are the examiner now)!
And I got the answer why we call Social Sciences although nothing to do with sciences? (still, have “science” in there) . That is because it needs scientific data to support the finding. Thanks Dr! J Got the answer!!!
The second sessions start after lunch hour. Here what I’ve learned.
We need to submit to one journal only. Don’t send the same manuscript to multiple journals. NO “SALAMI” ARTICLES – a slice from the study – cut into a chunk. Therefore, it is not conclusive enough.
Since I am still new and novice, this part is very new to me. Dr. Badrul mentions that when a paper being reviewed, the name of the author, co-author, the institution and name of the ethical committee will be removed. This is to eliminate the biasedness due to the reputation of the author or the university.
The motto is Don’t Give Up, Keep it Up!
It is normal for the first of your submission to be rejected. It is lucky for the first submission to be accepted.