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Thrills and Skills in Academic Writing


Thrills and Skills in Academic Writing


This 2-day workshop provides insights into the process of Academic Writing. The focus of this intervention will be on you, the writer, and your masterpieces, that is, your manuscripts. The thrill of this workshop is to help you see what you are capable of doing as a writer, that is, moving from being a less skilled writer to a more proficient and critical writer. In this process, you also polish your skills in Academic Writing through language use such as: Clarity, Conciseness, Cohesion, and Coherence. This workshop specifically emphasises on paraphrasing what authorities say, summarising information, and synthesising the views of authorities. Hands-on exercises on the respective skills will also be provided. It is hoped that by the end of the workshop, your attention to language use for writing manuscripts has become enhanced through your own ability to paraphrase, summarise, and synthesise.


Prof. Dr. Maya Khemlani DavidProf. Dr. Maya Khemlani David, a former professor at the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya, is an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Linguists in United Kingdom.

Dr. Kuang Ching HeiDr. Kuang Ching Hei is a retired associate professor of English at the University of Malaya. She has many years of experience in teaching at Higher Education and a deep interest in helping others in Academic Writing.

Confirmed Participants

Note: Max. number of participants is 35. All fees paid are strictly non-refundable.

  1. Chin Li Li
  2. Mohamad Firdaus bin Satibi
  3. Navikta Chanpratsith A/P Bua
  4. Ema Marlisa binti Abdul Malek
  5. Sheikh Ahmad Afiq bin Sheikh Yahaya
  6. Lee Ee Lynn
  7. Goh Yi Sing
  8. Yazeed Magbul
  9. Zhang Yanmei
  10. Nurulmuna binti Mohd Ghozali
  11. Farah Elani bt Mohamad Sani
  12. Dr Sum Ying Ying
  13. Saznizam Sazmee Sinoh
  14. Dr Eas Haryati Bt Sabri
  15. Daniel Gan Eng Hwee
  16. Leong Kwan Eu
  17. Dr Lim Siau Peng
  18. Leong Mei San
  19. Li Shuwen
  20. Dr Chan Ah Seng
  21. Dr Yong Voon Fatt
  22. Sandy Cho Hui San
  23. Chan Zhi Sheng
  24. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ilhaamie Abdul Ghani Azmi
  25. Fatin Amirah Binti Suhaimi
  26. Noor Asyikeen Mohd Salleh
  27. Kavita AP Chirara
  28. Nor Nadila Natasha Binti Resali


RM180 for UM students/RAs
RM200 for UM staff
RM220 for Non-UM staff/students

Make payment through e-Pay@UM

VERY IMPORTANT: After payment is made, please send your details (full name, status - UM/Non-UM staff/student) and e-pay official receipt to asia_euro@um.edu.my.

Once we confirm that payment is made, your name will be listed here as confirmed participant. Maximum number of participants is 35 only. All fees paid are strictly non-refundable.

Contact person:
Nazmul Islam
Tel: +6 03-7967 6915 / +6 011 2120 3530 / nazmul.islam@um.edu.my

Last Updated: 26/11/2019