Brought to my attention by Alexander Shelkovnikov’s post on LinkedIn, the topic covers so much more… Enjoy!
More great stuff here: http://www.duarte.com/blog/
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!
Of course, always noteworthy are: IEEE Spectrum, National Geographic, The Economist, to name a few. And so many more …
- writing great essays (again:) http://www.goodluckielts.com/IELTS-sample-essays.html
- writing in the disciplines: http://www.monash.edu.au/lls/llonline/writing/index.xml
“What we write is not necessarily what people read.” (Steven Darian)
In his new book, “Technique in Nonfiction: The Tools of the Trade,” professor Darian provides information and tips critical to the success of new and experienced writers. It’s a real eye-opener. “Tools” will enlighten you about the writing techniques you never knew existed. It will also enrich your language and writing skills immensely.
I’ll bet people will want to read and re-read this book!
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/
Have just come across an absolutely fascinating podcast. And ab fab doesn’t even begin to cover it. Enjoy!
“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” —Mark Twain
With (almost:) everyone back to school, let’s have a closer look at what makes “education” vs. “schooling” so different. The two notions (and two relevant words – both in English and in Ukrainian) are definitely not the same. While “schooling” (“vyshkil,” in Ukrainian) deals with formal training at some kind of educational establishment, “education” (“osvita,” in Uktainian), on the other hand, means much more than mere schooling. It’s in-depth learning of the world in its totality. It’s getting experience. Because, as professor Steven Darian puts it, “Experience is not just the best teacher. In the long run, it’s the only teacher.”
P.S. On a lighter side, let me quote one of the coolest authors of all time, James Thurber. In “Come Across with the Facts,” he writes:
“Do you believe that education in our time and nation is going to improve?”
lovely women often ask me at cocktail parties.
“No, ma’am,” I always reply, politely, “I think it is going to hell.”