About the Course
Doctorate: The Exciting Journey to Pursuing Excellence is a continuing course built on WeCWI principles to read, write, and discuss within a supportive e-learning environment for postgraduates and postgraduate-to-be preparing and planning for their PhD pathway for on-time graduation within 36 months. Guidelines, tips, techniques, and resources are delivered via a monthly online workshop via Microsoft Teams, along with a short quiz. This course contains 36 fundamental topics that have been properly structured based on the recommended progress to graduate on time within three years. Furthermore, participants will be invited to join the exclusive Postgraduate Studies group and access all workshop modules (exclusive blog entries) and resourceful links on the Self-access English Language Enrichment Hub through WeCWIIS Pro annual subscription.
This ongoing course aims to equip the postgraduates and postgraduates-to-be with the essential knowledge and skills to prepare themselves along the pathway towards completing their doctorate within 36 months.
At the end of the course, the participants should be able to master and apply the skills on how to embark on postgraduate research, communicate with the supervisor, improve academic reading and writing, write and defend the proposal, apply the right research method, write the thesis chapters, defend in the viva voce, as well as submit the final thesis within 36 months.
Year 1 (SS&H and S&T doctoral students)
1.Discovering Postgraduate Studies ・2.Finding the Right Supervisor ・3.Working with Your Supervisor ・4.Completing the Prerequisite ・5.Reporting Your Progress of Study ・6.Defining a Succinct Title ・7.Writing the Problem Statement ・8.Constructing Research Questions & Hypotheses ・9.Formulating a Conceptual Framework ・10.Conducting a Pilot Test ・11.Writing a Research Proposal ・12.Defending the Research Proposal
Year 2 (SS&H doctoral candidates)
1.Research Report: The X-Factor ・2.Improving Academic Reading ・3.Improving Academic Writing ・4.Paraphrasing & Summarising ・5.Citing & Quoting ・6.Annotating & Synthesising ・7.Doing Literature Review ・8.Conducting Library & Internet Research ・9.Formulating a Theoretical Framework ・10.Applying Qualitative Research Design ・11.Applying Quantitative Research Design ・12.Publishing Articles from Your Research
Year 3 (SS&H doctoral candidates)
1.Applying Research Ethical Clearance ・2.Setting Population & Sampling ・3.Getting Instrumentation Ready ・4.Collecting Quantitative & Qualitative Data ・5.Analysing Quantitative Data ・6.Analysing Qualitative Data ・7.Reporting the Findings ・8.Discussing the Findings ・9.Concluding from the Discussions ・10.Recommending from the Conclusions ・11.Defending in the Viva Voce ・12.Revising, Editing & Proofreading the Thesis
Note: SS&H (Social Science & Humanities) & S&T (Science & Technology)
1. 10/2021 - 10/2024︱Soaring Falcon International Customised Doctoral Workshop
2. 2/7/2022︱21:00-21:30︱WeCWIIS-DSG Webinar 2022: Expert Talk
Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr Mah Boon Yih
Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr Mah Boon Yih, a Professional Technologist, Microsoft Certified Educator, Microsoft Educator Trainer (2022-2023), Microsoft Innovative Educator Master Trainer (2021-2022) and Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (2021-2023), is an Associate Professor at the Academy of Language Studies, UiTM Penang Branch, Malaysia.