Probably the Best Motivation Picture


i can do it


Lectures’ Handouts + Materials From My Textbook + Other Useful Resources


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!

LECTURES’ HANDOUT: !_2018_final_1_2_3_4_Ilchenko_Exclusive handout My TEXTBOOK  Materials: !_ILCHENKO_TEXTBOOK_final-07-12-2017-for site


Useful Conversational Phrases:  !__Ilchenko_Useful_Conversational Phrases Listening Resources: IlchAdditionalHandout_Online Listening Resources Great Material on CONVERSATION STARTERS  (“icebreakers”) AlsoMICASE Spoken Academic English Formulas:

ARGUMENTATION 101:   IlchAdditionalHandout_Logical Fallacies Also:    Writing Argumentative Essays:  _On Agumentative Essays_Ilchenko  _On Agumentative Essays_Ilchenko 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                        The University of Manchester  Academic Phrasebank                               Purdue OWL   (Online Writing Lab)    University of Leicester Writing Resources 

Materials on Writing Literature Reviews: про критичний огляд літератури Also:  Also: 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 Also: Research Posters Tips: про стендові доповіді


STUDY SKILLS AND RESOURCES:  The Cornell Notes Method:  Research Tips from the University at Buffalo: MIT OPENCOURSEWARE:   Also: Khan Academy:

Winter Warmth


Winter Warmth

© Sam                                             Published: October 2008

Piles of snow beneath my boots
chilly winds blowing everywhere
snow keeps mounting on the posts
on the windows and on the roads
shovels outside,
soups inside
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



Handouts VS. Takahashi-Lessig Method

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