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Two Days Workshop on Critical Reading and Critical Writing:
Writing the Literature Search

23 & 24 May 2015

8.30am – 5.30pm

WISMA R&D. University of Malaya

Having a postgraduate degree suggests a graduate is able to read and write critically. These are essential skills which are or should be clearly seen in the thesis submitted. This workshop focuses on two aspects of academic competence: developing critical thinking when reading the literature and displaying this in their writing. The literature search chapter is a compulsory component in a dissertation or thesis. Most journal articles also have a section on Literature search/review. This workshop begins by looking at what each of these two components entails. Then, it focuses on how participants can be shown how to read the literature critically and how this critical reflection is seen in the writing of the literature search chapter/section of the thesis/article. Participants will be given activities to develop both their reading and writing skills.

Workshop Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants are able to:

  • Examine the evidence or arguments presented in their reading;
  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of methodologies used in previous studies;
  • Examine the advantages/disadvantages of earlier studies;
  • Write an organized and coherent paragraph(s)
  • Develop their own ‘voice’ in the writing Support claims with evidence



To register, please email this form with a copy of your proof of payment by 18 MARCH 2015 to:
University of Malaya Malaysian Centre of Regulatory Studies (UMCoRS)
Telephone: 03 2246 3372 / 3370 / Fax: (603) 2246 3367 email:
Twitter: UMCoRS
Level 13, Wisma R&D, University of Malaya,
59990 Jalan Pantai Baru, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Note: Seats are limited and available on a first come first served basis.