Monday, April 28, 2014


 Not wanting to miss a point, ISDEV students diligently taking down notes of the lecture

This month’s ISDEV Monthly Supervision was held at the Dewan Kuliah A of Universiti Sains Malaysia on Friday, 25 April 2014. Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad served as the Chairperson throughout the session.

Instead of the usual "Tarbiyah Pengarah ISDEV” series delivered by ISDEV Director Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh, the session was replaced with a final briefing on the upcoming academic trip to Medan, Indonesia on 4 until 9 May 2014 for the 7th Workshop Antarabangsa Pembangunan Berteraskan Islam (7th WAPI). Prof Syukri provided a verbal checklist to ISDEV members on the "what needs to be done" and on the "what needs to be brought" for the trip.

Prof. Syukri providing a brief to ISDEV members on the upcoming trip to Medan for the 7th WAPI

In addition Prof Syukri shared some interesting experiences of the previous few trips ISDEV made to Medan for WAPI.  He also reminded ISDEV members to be mindful of their akhlaq (good and noble characters) as they were not only carrying ISDEV's name but also that of the university and more importantly that of Islam.

Prof Syukri also informed ISDEV fraternity that USM Vice Chancellor, Professor Dato' Dr. Omar Osman will be joining ISDEV for this trip. Prof. Dato' Dr. Omar is expected to deliver the Keynote Address for the 7th WAPI as  well as the 6th International Conference on Islamic Development (ICID). A total of 70 ISDEV members will be travelling to Medan. This is the biggest entourage of ISDEV thus far travelling to Medan, Indonesia.

Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad delivering her explanation on 'Thesis Refencing Format - APA style'

After the briefing, Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad, then led the second session with a detailed explanation on the Thesis Referencing Format - APA style. Her notes were based on the latest edition of the APA style (the 6th edition).

An open discussion - Hanani, a RISDEV student, posing a question

A number of students took the opportunity presented to ask for further clarifications and refinements of how citations and references need to be written in the texts of the thesis as well as in the list of reference at the end of the thesis.

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