Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Full Stop~

So skarang dengan tamat nye mggu kuliah, aku dah xpyh nk tulis lg bnde2 akademik dlm ni. bley tulis jew pe yg aku nak~ Haih, xley gak, kang xpsl2 kne saman lau ade provokasi. Ngeee~Since aku kurang suke sgt nk menulis ni, rase nye jrg kowt upd8 blog, tp lau aku da tulis 2, feel free r jenguk2 ek =P

Friday, April 10, 2009

Posting 6

Blog Questionnaire

Age: 21
Tutorial Group: Group 4
Lecturer: Dr. Zaini Amir
1. Do you enjoy blogging? Yes or No? IF YES OR NO please explains why:
Yes, sometimes...hehe. When I have the mood and knew what 'm going to write.
2. Based on your experience what is the benefit of blogging?
Based on what I have experienced, blogging helps me a lot in improving my writing skills, my expansion of vocabulary and it helps me to explore more about the Internet world - the gadgets, the utility and the application of blog.
3. Do you need more assistance to set up your blog? Yes or No?
Yes, of course. Apart from the posting, I asked a lot of my friends who have been familiar with blogging. They helped me in terms of the design, the gadgets that I should put and teach me how to make the blog more interesting and vibrant.
4.Do you have any memorable/favorite topic in your blog? Yes or No?
Hmm, yeah. I think it is the second posting, regarding the blog that I enjoy reading the most. It is my friend's blog. She posts a lot of poems in the blog and since I enjoy poems so much, I always look up to her blog.
5.List 5 advantages of blogging for you
- I'm able to express my feelings over somethings.
- It improve my writing skill.
-err...as well as my expansion of vocabulary.
-My knowledge about Internet and web blog has increase too.
-Meeting with a lot of new people with a lot of fresh ideas and thoughts.
6.List 5 disadvantages of blogging
- Too much time is taken.
- The procedure of designing the blog sometimes can be really complicated.
- Updating the blog frequently in order to be a known blogger.
- The topic written has to be interesting, and not just another boring topic that we can write.
- Too much writing (I hate writing btw~)
7. Will you continue blogging after the course? Yes or No? If Yes or No please explain why:
Yes, well maybe...I'm not sure yet. Maybe one day if I find the writing passion in myself, I will continue web blogging. Hehe~
8. Do you think that blogging improve your writing? Yes or no?
Yes...as i said before.
9.Do you think that we should continue with blogging activity for the next batch of students? Yes or no?
Yes. It will be good in terms of their language skills and can be an aye-opener for them.
10.Will you recommend your friend to blog? Yes or no?
Yes, of course.
11. Can you teach a friend to set up his or her blog? Yes or no?
Yes, I can help them to the extend of what I already know.

Posting 5


A concordance program can be a handy tool for students to learn about the patterns of vocabulary, grammar, and style in work or the work of others. The concordancer allows you to search a text file for a "key word in context". In other words, the concordancer will display for you every instance of a search term in context . However, the search term does not need to be a word. The search term could be a phrase a part of a word (such as ing), a single letter, or even a mark of punctuation.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Posting 4

Dissertation Online

Dissertation is the most serious and the most complicated type of academic assignments. If you fail your dissertation, it means that you fail to get your degree; hence, you wasted several years of studies.

It is quite normal that students are looking for some dissertation help, since they are not quite confident in their powers, they do not know what to start with, how to choose a topic, how to develop it, what style to use, etc. That is why students are looking for the ways out of this situation.

One of the ways of solving this problem is to use dissertations online. Dissertation online is a piece of writing, prepared by another student that is already defended. To put it clearer, let us say that an online dissertation is just what can save you. Someone composed this dissertation, and defended it in front of the dissertation committee. Then, he or she decided to place his or her dissertation online in order to share it with other students who are at a loss to prepare their own dissertations.

Of course, you may think that it is rather normal to use someone else’s online dissertation for your purposes. If one student managed to defend such a dissertation, you are certain to repeat his or her way by defending this online dissertation. But, indeed, you are in a big trouble, especially if your online dissertation was already used by someone else. In this case you will definitely be accused of plagiarism and the results can be very bad – up to the expulsion from the university.

We do not recommend you to use already prepared online dissertations. If it is really impossible for you to prepare a dissertation on your own, you had better buy a customized dissertation from some reputable dissertation writing service. In this case you are certain to get a high quality dissertation, which is sure to be non-plagiarized.

Articles from: http://blog.course-works.com/2008/02/09/what-is-a-dissertation-online/

Emerald ICT Online Database
Articel 1
Empowering Entrepreneurship and Innovation
in female Run ICT small firmsLynn M. Martin
The University of Central England Business School, Birmingham, UK, and
Len Tiu Wright
De Montfort University, Department of Marketing, Leicester, UK

Summary of the article:

The development of new information communication technologies (ICTs) over the last ten years has given the opportunities for women to develop as entrepreneurs and innovators. This is due to the development of diversity within related business sectors with “software” and “hardware” divisions including businesses such as virtual auction houses, virtual trading for traditional goods, and product-specific or sector-specific portal sites focussing on key niche markets. Here the internet is seen as potentially providing a level playing field for businesses,especially for women where such factors as ethnicity and gender, for instance, may not be immediately obvious from a website presence or from purchase of goods in a virtual environment. Similarly, home working empowered via new technologies is seen as another way women may develop as employees and also entrepreneurs through ICTs (Goyal, 2001). This by no means, shows the role of ICT in supporting women entrepreneurs in operating their businesses.
Articel 2
Malaysian women entrepreneurs:
understanding the ICT usage
behaviors and drivers

Nelson Oly Ndubisi
Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University Malaysia,
Bandar Sunway, Malaysia, and
Cengiz Kahraman
Industrial Engineering Department, Istanbul Technical University,
Istanbul, Turkey
Summary of the article:
In Malaysia, the importance of entrepreneurial ventures in the economic development of the nation is indisputable. Chee (1990) reports that entrepreneurial ventures tend to employ more workers per unit of capital, help increase total savings in the economy, have a favorable impact on regional development, serve as training grounds for developing the skills of industrial workers and entrepreneurs, and play an important complementary role to large firms in the economy. Tan (1990) adds that they help to sustain economic growth and stabilize the economy in periods of recession. They are also very significant contributors to the economic strength of the nation considering the direct output of goods and services as well as the role in supplying requisite inputs to other enterprises and government undertakings. As a result, the Malaysian Government has been concerned to create and develop quality, resilient, and successful entrepreneurships which are competitive in all the potential growth sectors of the economy, and to cultivate an enterprising culture among Malaysian women. Malaysian women have played a very important role in the economic development of Malaysia. From padi (rice) cultivation to fishing, mining, commercial crop cultivation, manufacturing and other entrepreneurial activities, Malaysian women have played a part. The role of Malaysian women entrepreneurs in particular in the economic development of the nation is becoming more and more strategic and indispensable today than in any other time in history. Taib (1994) asserts that “opportunities readily available to Malaysian women today were not there more than 24 years ago”.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Posting 3

Similarities and Different of Some Search Engines

Mamma.com ~ Google Scholar ~ ERIC Digest ~ Yahoo.com


These four search engines are useful devices in internet that can help us to obtain information shortly and fast. With typing the key word or exact phrase, these four search engines will show many information that linked to a lot of websites.


Using "The Mother of All Search Engines" as its slogan, Mamma.com is one of the useful device in obtaining information. You can say that there are not a lot of hits that one can get, but the hits or the information showed are more specific and appropriate. Furthermore, it supports advanced operator. For example, they can perform an exact operation if quotation ('' ") is used and if you want to include or exclude some terms in your search, you can simply put the plus (+) and minus (-) signs. Not just in English, Mamma.com is also available in French Language.
Google Scholar
It can be said that Google Scholar is more into scholar itself. The information or hits showed is more academic and it is suitable for students who want to search for references of their thesis, assignment and so on. No idea why the are using the slogan "Stand on The Shoulders of The Giant", but Google Scholar can perform many hits and shows more website link compared to Mamma.com. You might want to be picky of clicking the hits found because some of the information are not really relevants and appropriate of what you want to search for.
ERIC Digest
Basically, the term ERIC is an abbreviation of Education Resources Information Center. Just like the meaning, ERIC digest is specially designed to cater the needs of educational community such as teachers, students, instructors and so on. It also provide an overview of information on a given topic, plus references to items providing more detailed information. The information or the essays also are produced by the former 16 subject-specialized ERIC Clearinghouses, and reviewed by experts and content specialists in the field.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Posting 2 (ii)

Blog(s) that I enjoy Reading

So now it comes to the time that I wanna tell you one of the the blogger sites that interest me and made me enjoy their writing. It is my friend a.k.a my ex-roomate's blog which tittled "My Wonderland". She wrote a lot of poems as part of her expressions which really interest me. The content of all the poems are easy to understand because she used laidback and easier words unlike other poems that contains a lot of words that is too exotic or the one that I never heard.One of her poem titled 'All the Best To All' (err...i'm not sure if it is really the title) tells about the reality life of deceiting, weakness,strenght and how reality can be harsful. Basically, I got a lot of inspiration from the poem of this blogs. So if there is any of you who would like to feel what i felt, just take some time to access this blog :

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Posting 2 (i)

How Blogging Enhance My Writing Skill

Do blogging enhance my writing skill? Well, if u ask me I would say yes! Web blogging really helps me not just in my writing skill but also in other forms such as my expansion of vocabulary in English and general knowledge. To be honest, I am one of god's creature that developed the hatred, dis likeness and err...laziness for writing. However, blog is one way where I found that writing can be fun and enjoyable. With blogs, I can write everything in my style and I am able to express my feelings over something.

Academically, blogging helps me in improving my writing skill in terms of grammar. Now, when i do a lot of writing, I realize that it do helps me . For example, before I started to post anything on my blog, I did a lot of research on information first about what do I want to post. I also look up to other people's blog as references. While I read, I observed the word that they used and the strength that they got in their writing. It's hard for me to explain it with words, but I think, besides writing, reading also can enhance my writing skill in terms of my knowledge in grammar and vocabulary which I can apply when I do some writing. For example, instead of using normal or common words, I tried to use a lot of exotic or other words that sounds more sophisticated or uncommon by doing a lot of readings on articles, text, Internet and of course,dictionary. I also has started to develop the love for writing ever since I did web blogging. The more I write, the more i realize about the mistakes that I've done. In this case, it is the grammar of the language (English). I know that my grammar is not really in 'good condition' but at least, I think it's getting better a lot comparing to 2 years ago, where I was in a condition that "I don't give a damn about the grammar or the correct words to use as long as I complete my writing". So, in short, let me just say thak you so much to... well, whoever that founded or created the blog. Well, mind you...it was created by Pyra Labs in 2003 and was bought by google then (hehehe...wondering where did I know this? It's a general knowledge and I got it from my period of blogging!)lol.