Consulting on-site means that we meet with potential faculties or students who need research and writing supports in their school, and after two or three meetings, we use online tools to continue working together with them to develop effective research and writing skills. One’s writing is effective if it conveys valuable information to the readers. Thus, a writer is responsible to covey knowledge that is clear, organized, persuasive, and valuable to the readers. It’s important for the author to know that readers operate with a default reading mind set. Thus, ensure that the terms and language that readers are familiar to are integrated nicely in the analysis and text. In the absence of well-integrated vocabulary and language, readers will not understand what you are writing and will undoubtedly stop reading your text if they have a choice.
Consulting on-site requires an office within the school environment that can be used to render individual consulting services. Most faculties and students who need expert advice about research design and academic writing to succeed in their career can attend group meetings. We accept twenty faculties or students per group to participate in research/academic writing seminars. The research/academic writing seminar will focus on what constitutes academic research, academic writing integrity, address themes and issues that facilitate social change research, and sound academic writing. Faculties or students will have the opportunity to ask questions and necessary support will be offered to build their critical thinking skills that are vital for academic success. At the end of the research/academic writing seminar, participants are expected to acquire knowledge that would enable them develop interest in research, and build their confidence in academic writing throughout their university career. Faculty members and us will engage in an interactive exercise that would help them to understand how to handle student’s anxiety during thesis writing. The idea is to understand the common struggles that students face. The discussion may help to inform feedback that faculty usually provide to students.