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


Making the complex simple! You’ve come to the right place:) So, 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!


!_2019__final_1_2_3_4_Ilchenko_Exclusive handout


!!!_ilchenko_new__textbook_2019_excerpts for_site

!!! ilchenko_new dictionary_excerpts


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

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 University of Manchester  Academic Phrasebank http://www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk/

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


Useful Conversational Phrases _useful_conversational phrases

TED Talk: Speaking Tips for Scientists    (with the transcript!)

6 speaking tips for scientists and engineers

This amazing video comes with the transcript, too!


The term “icebreaker” comes from special ships called “icebreakers” (укр. криголами) that break up ice in the arctic regions. And just as these ships make it easier for other ships to navigate, conversational ice breakers  are little  tricks (you might call them “openers” or “interest devices”) that help you do just that: break the ice, relax, have fun, and start communicating!


STUDY SKILLS AND RESOURCES:  The Cornell Notes Method:  https://www.timeatlas.com/cornell-note-template/ 


MIT OPENCOURSEWARE: https://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

Open Yale Courses https://oyc.yale.edu/

AcademicEarth https://academicearth.org/

EDX https://www.edx.org/

The Open University https://www.open.ac.uk/


“Continuous Music” by Lyubomyr Melnyk

Lubomyr Melnyk (born December 20, 1948) is a composer and pianist of Ukrainian descent. His unique technique is called “continuous music”: it is based on rapid note-series. Lubomyr is known as the fastest playing pianist in the world.

More about it: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/classicalmusic/11230512/The-worlds-fastest-playing-pianist.html