Learn How To Write Research For A Global Audience

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Learn How To Write Research For A Global Audience

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Take your research to the world. Practical guidelines and expert tips to help you avoid common errors when writing for an international audience.

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3 modules

What you learn

Guidelines to follow when writing for international journals

Basic nuances of academic writing to enhance your writing skills

Presenting data appropriately and effectively for a global audience

How to avoid common grammar and language-related errors


Every research finding is important and plays a vital role in the way the world evolves. Therefore, it deserves to be seen, heard and discussed by a wider audience. This interactive program, with detailed slides accompanied by an audio lecture, explains how you can get your research to reach the right audience across a wider geography.

This program contains practical guidelines, expert tips, and easy examples to help you understand the nuances of academic writing and avoid some of the most common errors authors make. You will also learn the appropriate use of abbreviations and how to avoid uncommon words or slang when addressing a global audience. At the end of the course, you will feel more confident about writing and communicating effectively!

Course Narrator:

Harold Swindall, Academic Trainer Hal Swindall holds a master's in English and a PhD in comparative literature. For 25 years, he has taught, edited, and researched in East Asia besides scholarly visits to Europe. Presently he works as an English teacher trainer at the University of Malaya in Malaysia, mainly teaching academic writing and research to graduates and supervising TESL theses. Hal has also designed and conducted English academic writing workshops for non-native English speakers, and is performing mixed-method research in this area. Besides all that, he has 25 years of experience in a variety of editing and has helped many scholars publish in major journals. He believes in giving every aspiring researcher the attention and help they need to realize their goals. Hal's languages include French and Italian, besides Chinese, and he has published on such wide-ranging topics as Buddhist art and Chinese poetry, but his dissertation research was on late nineteenth-century artistic prose.

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LECTURE 1 |Video

Course video

30 mins


Check your understanding

15 mins

LECTURE 3 |Document/Slides

Further reading

15 mins

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Part of Cactus Communications’ R ecosystem of tools and solutions for researchers, Upskill is a learning platform that comprises of the largest collection of researcher-focused programs, developed by top academic experts. Learn anytime, anywhere with bite-sized online programs on research writing, journal publication, career development, science communication, funding, researcher wellness, and…

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