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Materials from my Textbook and Lectures’ Handouts + Other Useful Resources (updated regularly)


For all those interested… Since one of my recent books (namely, “The Language of Science,” including the latest 2016 edition  –  already fourth:) is out of print and hard to come by, I’ve decided to give you at least some access to it.

My friends, here you’ll find the latest version of Chapters 1-2 and other useful materials from the textbook.

Besides, here you can find my lectures’ handouts (plus a couple of additional handouts).

Hope this helps:)))


My Textbook   Materials:

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MODULES   1-4   LECTURES’ HANDOUT  – newly revised, edited,  and updated.

The actual lectures cover much, much more!

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Additional Handouts

1.1_IlchAdditionalHandout_Logical Fallacies

2.2_IlchAdditionalHandout_LOGICAL CONNECTORS__revised July 2017

4.1_IlchAdditionalHandout_Online Listening Resources

4.2___Ilchenko_Additional Handout_Conversational Phrases

            see also: great material on CONVERSATION STARTERS (“icebreakers”)



                                                 OTHER RELEVANT MATERIALS:

MICASE Spoken Academic English Formulas

Some of my Articles on Writing Essays,  Clear Writing and Etiquette

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____ILCHENKO_thanks but not thanks anyway 2_2013_7_0

Basic Essays’ Topics (various types of essays

Basic Essays Topics

 Sample Essays (written by Natalie Kramar, MI2, and myself:)

plagiarism essay_written by Natalie Kramar

Pros and Cons of Internet_written by Natalie Kramar

3.1_Ilch_AdditionalHandout_Sample Essay

Healthy Way of Living_written by MI2

Great Material on Writing Literature Reviews

And here are some useful links on the issues discussed during our “rump session,” so to speak:),  right after the lectures:

On Conference Abstracts (про тези доповідей на конференціях)

Writing Literature Reviews (про критичний огляд літератури)

My Example of a Book Review  рецензія на книгу (мій приклад)

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The Cornell Notes Method – a Useful Skill

Research Tips from the University at Buffalo:

Harvard College Writing Center

The University of Manchester  Academic Phrasebank

Purdue OWL   (Online Writing Lab)

University of Leicester  Writing Resources

Research Posters Tips


Khan Academy               

TED talks                          

ConferenceAlerts, worldwide

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







Excellent Writing: Examples and Ideas

Below you will find the links to some of Fred Schindler’s writings. He is the winner in the 29th annual Apex awards for Publication Excellence Competition. Fred’s columns in the IEEE Microwave Magazine, namely, “Is Smaller Better?”
 in the January 2016 issue, “My Great-Grandfather Was a Webmeister” (my personal favorite:) in the May 2016 issue and “Managers Too”  in the November 2016 issue received three Awards of Excellence. They all are beyond awesome!


IEEE Spectrum

National Geographic

The Economist   … and so many more …

Writing great essays (again:)


  • writing in the disciplines:

  • a persuasive ad:

  • musings on the subject: