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AsiaEdit run our first academic writing workshop for the vocational education sector

AsiaEdit were invited by the Vocational Training Council (VTC) in Hong Kong to deliver a writing workshop for their academic staff on 12 September 2019. Over 30 staff from across several institutions and departments of the Council attended to learn tips to enhance the quality and impact of their academic writing. In this introduction to

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Structuring a paragraph

Paragraphs are fundamental components of journal paper. A paper is made up of a number of paragraphs of varying length. What is a paragraph? A paragraph is a unit of writing that contains a series of sentences, related to one central idea, which helps to organise a paper. Paragraph structure is a mini version of

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Journal paper writing technique infobite 4: Structuring a paragraph

A paper is made up of a number of paragraphs of varying length, and paragraph structure is a mini version of the whole paper. In this video, we will go through some useful tips on structuring effective paragraphs when writing your academic paper. Here is the example paragraph we refer to throughout this Infobite video.

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AsiaEdit runs academic writing workshop for doctoral students at SHTM, PolyU

On Saturday 24th August we were honoured to be invited by the School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, to deliver an academic writing workshop for their students studying on the Doctor of Hotel and Tourism Management (D.HTM) programme. In the workshop, “Developing Academic Writing Skills”, we focused on building a theme

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Using the correct verb tense in journal introduction

Using the correct verb tense in your journal paper can make your writing clearer, and more easily readable and understandable. However, it can be difficult to get right, even for native English speakers. The use of different verb tenses can even vary between academic disciplines! The 3 most frequently used tenses in academic writing Don’t

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How to decide on using the passive or active voice in your introduction

Passive or active voice? Passive voice is often considered more complicated, objective and professional, especially among English learners in Asia. They usually feel that they are demonstrating their proficiency in English through mastering the passive voice. Even school teachers love to encourage students to use more passive voice by awarding it higher marks. However, when

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3 fundamental principles of writing an effective introduction to your journal article

In our last blog, we looked at how to use IMRAD to write your journal paper abstract. We will now focus on how to compile an effective introduction. First of all, you need to understand the aim and purpose of the introduction in journal paper writing. A good Introduction should identify your research topic, provide

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Using IMRAD to write your journal paper abstract

Why are abstracts so important in academic writing? How do you identify interesting articles? You probably skim abstracts and only read full articles if the abstracts are interesting, well-written and relevant, right? An effective abstract is one of the most powerful tools you can use to grab readers’ attention, so it should provide all the

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