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!
My TEXTBOOK and DICTIONARY Materials:
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
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!)
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/
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
- Scientific American
- 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
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
Beall’s list http://scholarlyoa.com/publishers/
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/
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 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/
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/
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/
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.
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.
No, it’s NOT Dire Straits’ song:) It’s one of the most romantic places in Ukraine, located in Klevan, Rivne region.