Postgraduate Academic Support Services
PASS offers three types of support services:
- Professional and Personal Development Programme (PPD)
The Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS) has introduced a comprehensive range of workshops under the Professional and Personal Development Programme (PPD) to all postgraduate students. The workshops are conducted systematically by offering courses that span a holistic range of knowledge and skills, such as Responsible Research Conduct, Research Environment, Research Development and Management Skills, Academic Writing and Publishing, Oral Communication, Personal Development, Research Skills and many more.
The courses aim to increase students’ knowledge, soft skills, ability and credibility in order to develop them to compete and progress both academically and in the future workplace.
The workshops will connect participants in a combination of instructive and interactive individual and group activities to obtain a better learning environment and outcome.
For more information about PPD workshops, please go to www.ips.usm.my/ppd
- Advisory Services
Advisory services are provided free of charge by committed ex-academicians with years of experience, to ALL postgraduate students of USM. This includes immediate access to a growing wealth of techniques and methodologies in statistical analysis and thesis-writing styles.
- Statistical Advice: appropriate statistical methodology, analysis, and interpretation of results.
- Editorial Advice: all aspects of thesis writing skills such as referencing styles and writing styles in line with IPS requirements, and Bahasa Malaysia and English language editing advice for your thesis and papers and articles for publication.
Turnitin is a leading academic plagiarism detector used to avoid plagiarism and ensure academic integrity. It not only reduces the incidence of plagiarism but also helps students become better writers and researchers.
You attain peace of mind while sending in your REAL masterpiece by making sure you give due recognition to your information sources. In scholarly writings, copying is not wrong provided it is accompanied by proper citation.