Category Archives: academic writing

Writing for Impact Week: follow-up 6

Thanks for grappling with my situation in Japan; you are right that most Japanese HEIs can manage successfully if you mean at the administrative level, which is certainly done only in Japanese. I’d like to investigate this sentence of yours; “While … Continue reading

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Writing for Impact Week: follow-up 5

I can empathise with the sense of frustration you aptly and expertly describe about the need to write in English. I do not have that same problem being a native-speaker of English, but I would like to add two brief … Continue reading

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Writing for Impact Week: follow-up 4

I’ve only had one article in a peer-reviewed journal. It was accepted after resubmission when I took into consideration the reviewers’ comments. It is these comments that I’d like to speak about now. They were wonderful! Both reviewers had taken … Continue reading

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Writing for Impact Week: follow-up 3

You ask if there are ethical questions involved in the creation of multiple articles from a single research topic. Self-plagiarism is present definitional challenges because making of the difficulty of deciding on how much of a re-used text constitutes self-plagiarism … Continue reading

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Writing for Impact Week: follow-up 2

In your opening paragraph you take up Hartley’s idea of considering the journal when selecting a research topic (Laureate, 2012) to replace your prior system of doing the reverse. I wonder, though, if this is actually a false dichotomy? Rather … Continue reading

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Writing for Impact Week: follow-up 1

Whereas in normal cognitive development, all children learn to speak their native language or mother tongue (tongue being the operative word), learning to write even in one’s native language is not a skill everyone achieves (UNESCO, 2015). Learning academic language, … Continue reading

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Writing for publication and professional impact

Concurrently with the week-long course on educational ethics, I also took the masterclass on writing for publication and professional impact. Usually I don’t talk about other people in this blog, but I’ll make an exception now. The instructor (hired by … Continue reading

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EDEV_505 Week 5_7

I tried to answer the first question; Examine patterns regarding values among the various documents: What similarities and differences are evident among different organisations? but ran against a wall. Here are some thoughts on our interaction regarding this question. Deciding … Continue reading

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EDEV_505 Week 5_6

I’d like to comment on an issue of writing. This issue may be useful for you to consider generally, but in relation to this report, a few points need to be addressed. McCarthy (1991) presents a distinction between function and … Continue reading

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Review: The Routledge Doctoral Student’s Companion

My physical copy of The Routledge Doctoral Student’s Companion (Thompson & Walker, 2010) arrived in my mailbox on Monday. I’d seen selected chapters before but now having the work in my hands reminds me of how nice reading a physical book can be … Continue reading

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