Learn How To Write Research For A Global Audience

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

What will you learn?

  1. Guidelines to follow when writing for international journals
  2. Basic nuances of academic writing to enhance your writing skills
  3. Presenting data appropriately and effectively for a global audience
  4. How to avoid common grammar and language-related errors


Course Description

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!


What topics will you cover?

  1. Introduction
  2. Objectives of the course
  3. Writing for international publications
  4. Writers fluent in English
  5. Writers not so fluent in English
  6. Read to write
  7. Choosing words
  8. Simplifying sentences
  9. Using scientific words
  10. Using abbreviations
  11. Summary
  12. Check your understanding


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.


Your Instructor


R Upskill
R Upskill

Part of Cactus Communications’ R ecosystem of tools and solutions for researchers, R 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 more. Our multi-format programs come with expert advice, practical examples, and a certificate on course completion, which allow researchers to apply what they’ve learnt to excel in real-world scenarios. Trusted by top academic institutions, and over 15,000 researchers, R Upskill empowers researchers to master new skills on the path to all-round researcher success.


Course Curriculum


  Learn How To Write Research For A Global Audience
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