Consultation on Research Papers

The Writing Center’s academic staff Professor Takeshi Kawamoto, Assistant Professor Tingjia Wang and Writing Advisor Fellow Jacqueline Tay provide advice on writing academic papers and academic journal abstracts in English.


  • Advisors will make suggestions, but not do copy editing.
  • If we suspect that a paper is plagiarized, we will use detection software (iThenticate) to check for similarities with other texts. If a serious case of plagiarism is detected, we will report it to the relevant person in charge (e.g., supervisor)
  • If you do not attend an appointment without notice more than two times per term (8 weeks)/holiday period, you will be unable to book further sessions at the Writing Center for three weeks after the last missed appointment.
Takeshi Kawamoto, Professor, Writing Center

He can provide advice on such matters as the planning of papers, their overall structure and development, appropriate style, and how to prepare tables and diagrams. All sessions will be conducted in Japanese.

Consultation by Takeshi Kawamoto

Tingjia Wang, Assistant Professor, Writing Center

Tingjia is a functional linguist and social semiotician, holding a PhD in Linguistics from The University of Sydney. Her research expertise spans over fields of Applied Linguistics, Initial Teachers Education, Social Semiotics and Effective Communication. Before joining Hiroshima University Writing Center, Dr. Wang has extensive, cross-disciplinary research and teaching experiences in Australia and been invited to provide external reviews for Routledge and the TESOL Journal in fields of Multimodal Literacy and Digital Pedagogy.

Consultation by Tingjia Wang

Jacqueline Tay, Writing Advisor Fellow, Writing Center

Jacqueline is a trained oceanographer with a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, USA. Throughout graduate school, she was the teaching assistant for a scientific writing and communication course. During that time, she mentored over 70 students in preparing manuscripts and presentations in a wide range of STEM disciplines. Since then, she has been invited back to deliver workshops on 'Improvisation for Science Communication,' which bridges her interests in science communication and comedic improvisation.
Jacqueline enjoys helping researchers explain their work so that it resonates with and affects audiences. Jacqueline has lived in Switzerland and is now enjoying life in Japan.

Consultation by Jacqueline Tay