Making the complex simple! You’ve come to the right place:) So, for all those interested: all newly revised and updated study materials are listed below. Hope this helps:) Enjoy!
MY NEWLY REVISED TEXTBOOK
ONLINE LECTURES ON SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION
Посилання на ДОДАТКОВІ ВІДЕОМАТЕРІАЛИ ДО ЛЕКЦІЙ містяться тут:
EXCLUSIVE LECTURE HANDOUT РОЗДАТКОВІ МАТЕРІАЛИ ДО ЛЕКЦІЙ
FINAL QUIZ ПІДСУМКОВИЙ ТЕСТ ЗА ЛЕКЦІЯМИ
ТРЕНУВАЛЬНІ ТЕСТИ ДЛЯ ПІДГОТОВКИ ДО ІСПИТУ –
З ВІДПОВІДЯМИ (тести з читання, лексики, граматики та аудіювання (підготовка до кваліфікаційного іспиту з англійської мови, рівень С1)
MY 2021 DICTIONARY (ebook)
O T H E R M A T E R I A L S:
MICASE Spoken Academic English http://patrick.boylan.it/courses/variety/discuss/ac_spo_e/micase_formulas.htm
Writing Argumentative Essays: http://www.goodluckielts.com/IELTS-sample-essays.html
Harvard College Writing Center http://writingcenter.fas.harvard.edu/pages/resources
The Purdue Online Writing Lab https://owl.purdue.edu/
University of Leicester Resources
Writing for Science: http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/ld/resources/writing/writing-resources/science
How to analyze and present numerical data: https://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/ld/resources/numerical-data
Responding to questions effectively: https://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/ld/resources/presentations/questions
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
STUDY SKILLS AND RESOURCES: The Cornell Notes Method:https://www.timeatlas.com/cornell-note-template/
Open Yale Courses https://oyc.yale.edu/
The Open University https://www.open.ac.uk/
Let’s see what’s on my reading list. First, let me classify the stuff under this category.
- quality newspapers, journals, magazines, websites
- mainly scholarly books on the language of science and other relevant resources
- some stuff for bookaholics, and just for fun
Journals & Newspapers
- IEEE Spectrum
- MIT Technology Review
- The Economist
- Harward Business Review
- The New York Review of Books
- London Review of Books
- National Geographics
- Scientific American
- The New Yorker
- The Guardian
- The Telegraph
- The Atlantic
- The New York Times
- The Wall Street Journal
- Financial Times
YouGlish.com gives you fast, unbiased answers about how English is spoken by real people and in context.
Cambridge Dictionary https://dictionary.cambridge.org/
Macmillan Dictionaries http://www.macmillandictionaries.com/dictionary-online/
Collins COBUILD Dictionary https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english
Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/
The Best Online Dictionaries http://www.thefreedictionary.com/
Oxford University Press blog : Academic Insights for the Thinking World http://blog.oup.com/
LingQ : an Exciting Languages Learning Project by Steve Kaufmann https://www.lingq.com/
MIT OPENCOURSEWARE https://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm
Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org
Future of Working website http://futureofworking.com/
Quora website http://www.quora.com
Cabell’s Predatory Journal Blacklist
David Crystal’s books (all of them, but especially “The Stories of English”) and blog http://www.amazon.com/The-Stories-English-David-Crystal/dp/1585677191 http://www.davidcrystal.com/
Ken Hyland‘s writings http://www2.caes.hku.hk/kenhyland/
Peter Elbow‘s writings http://peterelbow.com/
Laurence Behrens, Leonard Rosen https://www.amazon.com/Sequence-Academic-Writing-7th/dp/0134398505/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1518367327&sr=1-10
time-tested (but also being mildly to sharply criticized these days) “Strunk&White” http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=strunk+
Adrian Wallwork http://www.amazon.com/Adrian-Wallwork/e/B0034NF6TA
Joseph M. Williams bookshttps://www.amazon.com/Joseph-M.-Williams/e/B001H6MZ40/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_
Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams http://www.amazon.com/Research-Edition-Chicago-Writing-Publishing/dp/0226065669
writings by Richard Feynman, Issac Asimov, Helen Sword, Steven Pinker, Stephen Heard, Inger Mewburn, Joshua Schimel, Randy Olson, Edward de Chazal, Kenneth Mahrer, Fred Schindler, Hilary Glasman-Deal, Paula LaRocque, Norman Eng, Gina Wisker, Ivan Megela
Steven Darian‘s books (all of them, but especially “Understanding The Language of Science” and “The Tools of the Trade: Technique in Nonfiction”
Mike McCarthy’s blog and books http://www.profmikemccarthy.org.uk/
Emma Darwin’s blog http://emmadarwin.typepad.com/thisitchofwriting/
Shane Parrish blog https://fs.blog/blog/
Nancy Duarte’s blog http://www.duarte.com/blog/
Blog de Cristina https://www.cristinacabal.com/
The Thesis Whisperer https://thesiswhisperer.com/
Pat Thomson https://patthomson.net/
Research Voodoo https://researchvoodoo.wordpress.com/
The PhD Proofreaders https://www.thephdproofreaders.com
Open Culture http://www.openculture.com/
Storytelling with Data http://www.storytellingwithdata.com/
Randi Reppen. Grammar and Beyond – by far the best course to learn English – 4 parts, A1 to C1 levels
Paul McFedries http://www.wordspy.com/
Michael Quinion http://www.worldwidewords.org/personal.htm
Language Log http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/
Harvard College Writing Center
Harvard Brief Guides to Writing in the Disciplines
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
Research Tips from The University at Buffalo http://library.buffalo.edu/help/research-tips/
The Cornell Notes Method https://www.timeatlas.com/cornell-note-template/
Inside Higher Education https://www.insidehighered.com/
Know Your Phrase http://www.knowyourphrase.com/
Grammaring e.g. http://www.grammaring.com/its-been-days-weeks-months-etc-since
Verbatim (it also has an extensive list of useful links) http://www.verbatimmag.com/links.html
Language Log http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/
Blog on Linguistics https://blogonlinguistics.wordpress.com/
Steven Darian, Olga Ilchenko
Impact: writing for business, technology and science [Text] / Steven Darian, Olga Ilchenko; Nat. acad. of sciences of Ukraine, Research a. educational center for foreign lang. – 2nd ed. – Kyiv : Akademperiodyka, 2012. – 231 p. – (Project “Ukrainian scientific book in a foreign language”). – ISBN 978-966-360-196-0
Technique in creative writing [Text] / Steven Darian, Olga Ilchenko ;
[Nat. acad. of sciences of Ukraine, Research and educational center for
foreign languages] = Секрети красного письменства / Стівен Деріен,
Ольга Ільченко. – 2nd. ed. – Kyiv : Akademperiodyca, 2015. – 100,  p. –
(Project «Ukrainian scientific book in a foreign language»). – ISBN 978-966-360-283-7
Some other useful stuff for bookaholics, students, and teachers of English…
Espresso English with Shayna https://www.espressoenglish.net/
Grammar Girl https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl
We’ve all heard of samba, right? Well, to start with, samba is NOT zamba. In fact, zamba is traditional folk dance of Argentina (actually originated in Peru). It is a style of Argentine music and folk dance. Zamba is performed by couples who circle each other waving handkerchiefs. I was enchanted, mesmerized and captivated by it instantly! Here’s a wedding dance that features lovely newlyweds: aren’t they magnificent!
What’s your personal productivity style? This test, from Harvard Business Review, will help you answer this question:
MY STYLE: “You are a PRIORITIZER. Prioritizers prefer logical, analytical, fact based, critical, and realistic thinking. They use time effectively and focus on the highest-value tasks, accurately completing significant amounts of work. They analyze project goals and strive to achieve the desired outcomes.”
AND WHAT ABOUT YOU?
Mine is Skyfall, hands down…
And here are some of my favorite Skyfall lines:
Age is no guarantee of efficiency. Q
Youth is no guarantee of innovation. James Bond
Sometimes the old ways are the best. Eve
Doctor Hall: Agent?
James Bond: Provocateur.
Doctor Hall: Woman?
James Bond: Provocatrix.
Doctor Hall: Heart?
James Bond: Target.
James Bond: Will your friends be joining us?
Severine: That, I’m afraid, is inevitable.
Silva: Huh, you’re trying to remember your training now. What’s the regulation to cover this? Well, first time for everything. Yes?
James Bond: What makes you think this is my first time?
James Bond: Are you ready?
Kincade: I was ready before you were born, son.
Silva: You see what comes of all this running around, Mr. Bond? All this jumping and fighting, it’s exhausting. Relax. You need to relax.
Gareth Mallory: So, 007. Lots to be done. Are you ready to get back to work?
James Bond: With pleasure, M. With pleasure.