Writing is perhaps the most critical skill for a Ph.D. student to succeed in this academic game. We write to persuade paper reviewers, document results and apply for scholarships/grants. However, writing is hard. Many native English speakers who communicate well verbally can still struggle to write a well-organized document, not to mention non-native speakers.

I started writing in academic English in 2016 when I wrote a paragraph of related work for a UIST paper I co-authored. The first draft was terrible — it was logically unrigorous, Mandarin-oriented, and my vocabulary was somewhat limited. Unlike native writers, we need to not…

Bryan Wang

A Taiwanese in Toronto, and now in Taiwan again due to the COVID-19.

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