Making the complex simple! For all those interested… Since one of my recent books, namely, “The Language of Science,” is out of print and hard to come by, I’ve decided to give you some access to it. My friends, here are my lectures’ handouts (Modules 1-4) and some stuff from my textbook. All newly revised and updated: see, for example, materials on analysing visuals/infographics, writing argumentative essays and research papers etc. The actual lectures and the textbook cover much, much more! Hope this helps:) Enjoy!
VERY IMPORTANT! ON PLAGIARISM: WHAT IT IS, HOW TO AVOID IT: http://gethelp.library.upenn.edu/guides/engineering/ee/plagiarize.html Also: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5122250/ Also: http://web2.fit.edu/current/documents/plagiarism.pdf
Useful Conversational Phrases: !__Ilchenko_Useful_Conversational Phrases Listening Resources: IlchAdditionalHandout_Online Listening Resources Great Material on CONVERSATION STARTERS (“icebreakers”) https://olgailchenkoauthor.wordpress.com/2017/01/31/ice-breakers-videotranscript/ Also: MICASE Spoken Academic English Formulas: http://patrick.boylan.it/courses/variety/discuss/ac_spo_e/micase_formulas.htm
ARGUMENTATION 101: IlchAdditionalHandout_Logical Fallacies Also: http://henryfuentes.com/argumentation-101-combative-informative-08-6744 Writing Argumentative Essays: _On Agumentative Essays_Ilchenko _On Agumentative Essays_Ilchenko http://www.goodluckielts.com/IELTS-sample-essays.html Basic Essays’ Topics (various types of essays) Basic Essays Topics Sample Essays plagiarism essay_written by Natalie Kramar Also: Ilch_AdditionalHandout_Sample Essay
ACADEMIC WRITING: Harvard College Writing Center http://writingcenter.fas.harvard.edu/pages/resources The University of Manchester Academic Phrasebank http://www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk/ Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ University of Leicester Writing Resources http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/ld/resources/writing/writing-resources/science
Materials on Writing Literature Reviews: про критичний огляд літератури https://doctoralwriting.wordpress.com/2017/03/02/revision-turning-literature-review-lists-into-logical-argument/ Also: http://www.monash.edu.au/lls/llonline/writing/science/lit-review/1.xml Also: http://www.monash.edu/lls/llonline/writing/science/lit-review/index.xml My Example of a Book Review: рецензія на книгу (мій приклад) _____Ilchenko_review of_Darian’s_Tools of the Trade____for_AE
On Conference Abstracts: про тези доповідей на наукових конференціях http://www.proceedings.com/conference-abstracts-publications.html Also: Research Posters Tips: про стендові доповіді https://doctoralwriting.wordpress.com/2017/04/27/writing-text-for-research-posters/#more-1786
CONFERENCE ALERTS, worldwide: https://conferencealerts.com/
STUDY SKILLS AND RESOURCES: The Cornell Notes Method: https://www.timeatlas.com/cornell-note-template/ Research Tips from the University at Buffalo: http://library.buffalo.edu/help/research-tips/ MIT OPENCOURSEWARE: https://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm Also: Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/
I have recently discovered two rare musical talents – Jeff Russo and Ramin Djawadi. Great composers!
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. ” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
More on Gratitude and Appreciation: http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/yourdailyspiritualstimulus/2009/04/gratitude-and-appreciation-whats-the-difference.html
One of the greatest, if not the greatest…
Piles of snow beneath my boots
chilly winds blowing everywhere
snow keeps mounting on the posts
on the windows and on the roads
hot and rich,
chicken and corn
coming back from all the work
this is what I look for
the warm chestnuts,
the cracking fire
this is my winter warmth
Brought to my attention by Alexander Shelkovnikov’s post on LinkedIn, the topic covers so much more… Enjoy!
A perennial dilemma of sorts happens when you’re choosing between Presentations’ Handouts and PowerPoint Presentations. Especially at the conferences.
Handouts might be easier to handle – literally – once you’ve printed them out.
On the other hand, nothing can beat the elegance of a silver screen well-crafted slides.
What I call here Takahashi-Lessig method, is actually two separate methods, called Takahashi method and Lessig method. Why do I kind of “blend” them? Because the idea behind the both is similar – do not overburden your slides. It’s not even a “one idea per slide” approach, rather, it’s one or two word(s). And a (very) large font size.
Both Masayoshi Takahashi and Lawrence Lessig techniques convey the same message of “less is more.”
But not even fanciest infographics can substitute for the person giving a speech. Because words and figures would mean little without the presenter’s charisma, his or her ability to persuade, convince, and, eventually, win over an audience.
Example? A really good one: Dick Clarence Hardt talk on Identity 2.0
More great stuff here: http://www.duarte.com/blog/