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

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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!

LECTURES’ HANDOUTS

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My TEXTBOOK  and DICTIONARY Materials: 

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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

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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!

https://www.mindtools.com/pages/videos/ice-breakers-transcript.htm

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!

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

http://www.monash.edu/lls/llonline/writing/science/lit-review/index.xml

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

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

AcademicEarth https://academicearth.org/

Udemy https://udemy.com/

EDX https://www.edx.org/

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

 

Books and Blogs I Read and Recommend (updated regularly)

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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
  • Scientific American
  • Time
  • Newsweek
  • The Guardian
  • The Telegraph
  • The Atlantic
  • National Geographics
  • The Economist
  • Harward Business Review
  • The New York Times
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Financial Times
  • The New Yorker
  • The New York Review of Books
  • London Review of Books

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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/

Wiktionary                                       https://www.wiktionary.org/

Techopedia                                       https://www.techopedia.com/

Enviropedia                                      http://www.enviropedia.org.uk/

Dict.cc                                                 https://www.dict.cc/

Duden                                                 https://www.duden.de/

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

Beall’s list                                     http://scholarlyoa.com/publishers/

Cabell’s Predatory Journal Blacklist

https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2019/05/01/cabells-predatory-journal-blacklist-an-updated-review/

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/

Beth Luey    https://www.amazon.com/Handbook-Academic-Authors-Beth-Luey-ebook/dp/B003545KNU/ref=mt_kindle?_encoding=UTF8&me=

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

William Zinsser      http://www.amazon.com/Writing-Well-30th-Anniversary-Nonfiction/dp/0060891548/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444647565&sr=1-1

Joseph M. Williams   bookshttps://www.amazon.com/Joseph-M.-Williams/e/B001H6MZ40/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_

Stephen Wilbers      https://www.amazon.com/Stephen-Wilbers/e/B001KC4C5G/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

 Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams   http://www.amazon.com/Research-Edition-Chicago-Writing-Publishing/dp/0226065669

writings by 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, 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”

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/

The Thesis Whisperer               https://thesiswhisperer.com/

DoctoralWritingSIG                  https://doctoralwriting.wordpress.com

The Good Supervisor                 http://goodsupervisor.co.uk/

Research Voodoo                        https://researchvoodoo.wordpress.com/

The PhD Proofreaders              https://www.thephdproofreaders.com

Open Culture                                http://www.openculture.com/

SingularityHub                            https://singularityhub.com/

Storytelling with Data              http://www.storytellingwithdata.com/ 

RedLine      https://www.redlinels.com/examples-of-good-writing/ 

View at Medium.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

http://writingcenter.fas.harvard.edu/pages/resources

http://writingcenter.fas.harvard.edu/pages/strategies-essay-writing

http://writingcenter.fas.harvard.edu/pages/topic-sentences-and-signposting

Harvard Brief Guides to Writing in the Disciplines

https://writingproject.fas.harvard.edu/pages/brief-guides-disciplines

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

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/

https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2017/02/23/importance-writing-effective-abstract-when-you-submit-journal-article-essay

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, [1] p. –
(Project «Ukrainian scientific book in a foreign language»). – ISBN 978-966-360-283-7

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Some other useful stuff for bookaholics, students, and teachers of English… 

https://www.goodreads.com/

http://bookshopblog.com/

http://www.fluentu.com/english/blog/

http://reallifeglobal.com/

Espresso English with Shayna     https://www.espressoenglish.net/

http://blog.visme.co/types-of-graphs/

Questia     e.g.      http://blog.questia.com/2017/02/7-writing-tips-grammar-rules-for-research-papers/

Quote Investigator: Exploring the Origins of Quotations  https://quoteinvestigator.com/ Continue reading

What’s your favorite Bond movie?

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.

 

“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

Enjoy!