19 July 2014

Viva 3 | faham apa kita tulis

Pengalaman sendiri masuk viva dan sebagai pengerusi viva, kebanyakkan examiners tesis amat teliti. Mereka akan baca dari ayat ke ayat. Ada seorang professor tu membelek tesis perlahan-lahan dan hampir setiap muka surat ada ditandanya.

Kemudian akan keluar soalan2 mcm ni;
I don't understand... What does this sentence mean? What do they mean? What you want to explain?

Bukan nak takutkan student,
Cuma berhati2 bila kita menulis dan ambil references. Biar faham betul2, baru ambil. Jangan main hentam copy-paste saja. Maklumlah nak tebalkan tesis... nak lawan kawan sebelah katakan L

Kenapa nak takut?

Tak perlu takut sebab mmg kita sendiri yang buat experiment, kita sendiri tulis chapters. Bukannya sub kepada student lain buat experiment. Bukannya bayar service center utk tulis chapters. Yelah… mungkin terlalu banyak dah menulis, dah mabuk kertas, mungkin ada sentences yang ‘tidak sampai’ maknanya.... yang lain Insya Allah semua bisa dijawap!!

11 July 2014

Batteries of the Future - Lithium-Air

Good explanation about Lithium-air batteries



06 July 2014

writing tips | "..., respectively"

[to my students]
Avoid using the word “respectively”.
Avoid giving long lists of things that makes the reader backtrack into the sentence too connect topics and numbers.

Avoid:
The specific discharge capacities of the proton batteries using PS and PS40PA electrolytes increased from 1.2 to 3.6 mAh g-1 at the discharge currents of 10.0 mA, respectively, for both proton batteries increased.

Instead try this:
The specific discharge capacities of the proton batteries using PS (1.2 mAh g-1) and PS40PA electrolytes (3.6 mAh g-1) increased as the discharge currents (10.0 mA) for both proton batteries increased.