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    Glossary

    Abbreviation: Abbreviations consist of the first letter(s) of a word, but not the final letter. A full stop must be used (e.g. Prof. or Vic.). Abstract: An abstract is a brief summary of your journal article, research paper or thesis. It outlines your main content areas, research purpose, the outcomes of the study…

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    How a Mentor Can Assist Your Academic Career

    Can a mentor turbo-drive your academic career? We expect so much from our mentors, but formal workplace mentoring schemes can be disappointing. Much like a good marriage, there does need to be a certain chemistry between mentors and protégés (or mentees) for it to last beyond the first date. What…

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    How to Deal with Procrastination

    For me it is often the endless housework that surrounds me, as I frequently work from home. It always seems far more important to tend to the washing, clean the skirting boards or weed the vegetable patch than to sit down at my desk and write. In particular, some tasks…

  • Writing

    How to Write a Journal Article

    Writing and publishing journal articles is essential if you wish to pursue an academic career. Today, academic careers are publication-dependent; developing a high-quality publication record is a vital part of developing your academic credentials, your visibility among your discipline peers and your viability as a researcher. This article will pinpoint the features…

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    The Literature Review: A Guide for Postgraduate Students

    This guide provides postgraduate students with an overview of the literature review required for most research degrees. It will advise you on the common types of literature reviews across disciplines and will outline how the purpose and structure of each may differ slightly. Various approaches to effective content organisation and…

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    The Literature Review: A Guide for Undergraduates

    This guide provides undergraduate students with an introduction to writing a literature review. It will explain several things: what a literature review is, what it includes and how you should approach researching and writing it. As you have probably not had to write one before, you may be asking yourself:…

  • Grammar

    Understanding How, When and Why to Reference

    Learn how to acknowledge your sources of information It is important that you acknowledge your sources of information in your academic writing. This allows you to clearly show how the ideas of others have influenced your own work. You should provide a citation (and matching reference) in your essay every…

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    YECL 2.0 Terms and Conditions

    Terms and Conditions for Your Editing Career Launched 2.0 Capstone Editing Pty Ltd (Capstone) agrees to provide a course, Your Editing Career Launched 2.0 (the Course), in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. The purpose of the Course is to provide education and professional development to assist editors in learning the…

  • Editing

    Your Guide To Thesis Editing in Australia

    A Background to Thesis Editing Thanks to friends, family, supervisors and fellow students, thesis editing has been around as long as postgraduate degrees, but professional thesis editing services are relatively new, especially in Australia. As a result of intense competition, higher standards and the ever-increasing demands of academic success, postgrad students wanting…

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    The Capstone Editing Grant for Mid-Career Researchers

    Overview The Capstone Editing Grant for Mid-Career Researchers provides up to A$5,000 of seed funding for one researcher per year to undertake an innovative research project. The expectation is that the research project will gather preliminary data and lead to the development of a research council funding application. The grant…