Monday, July 26, 2010

The Research Student's Guide to Success

By Pat Cryer
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Why use this book?
Research should be fascinating and fulfilling, packed with intellectual excitement. If this is to be your experience, you need to appreciate that ways of working which proved effective for taught courses, important as they still are, are no longer enough. New skills and strategies need to be developed. This book introduces them, as collected from students and supervisors across a range of disciplines and from a range of universities, colleges and other institutions of higher education throughout the world.
(Excerpt from Chapter 1 of the book)

溝通人生 :心理交往學

金盛華,楊志芳,趙凱 著
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人生的美好是人情的美好,人生的豐富是人際關係的豐富。人和人之間如何進行溝通?怎樣才能為別人所吸引,所歡迎?用什麼方法有效地化解人際衝突?怎樣才能建立和諧的人際關係?本書對這些問題從心理交往學角度作了回答。
(摘錄自haotushu.com)

所謂心理交往,就是日常生活中所談的人際交往。它包括兩個方面的含義。從動態的角度說,當我們提及心理交往或人際交往時,意指人與人之間的信息溝通和物質的交換 ……
從靜態的角度說,人際交往指人與人之間已經形成起來的關係,亦即通常所說的人際關係。這種關係是通過直接交往所產生的情感的積澱,是人與人之間相對穩定的情感紐帶 ……
(摘錄自本書第一章)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Successful Presentation Skills

By Andrew Bradbury
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Effective communication is essential for business success. From training new employees to building a rapport with potential clients, the ability to deliver information, whilst achieving maximum impact, is a skill that all business people need, yet many find difficult to master. This fully revised edition continues to provide practical advice, addressing the common problems people face when making a presentation. Ideal for the inexperienced speaker or anyone wanting to improve their communication skills, Successful Presentation Skills includes tips on how to: overcome nerves; be concise; understand body language; and, use visual aids effectively.
... it includes up-to-date information and tips to achieve a first-class presentation, including advice on structuring a presentation and the advantages of using PowerPoint technology. This is an indispensable guide to communicating with confidence.
(Excerpt from Start-Up Books)

快速讀書法

潘意敏,潘崢崢 編著
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瞬息萬變的知識更新,洶湧澎湃的信息浪潮,浩如煙海的文字資料,網絡媒體的巨大沖擊,對每個現代人的知識獲取手段和信息處理方式都提出了嚴峻的挑戰,一般的讀書法顯然有其局限性,難以適應新的形勢。
因此,當你陷入科技信息的包圍而無暇旁顧,當你被堆積如山的公文報表壓得喘不過氣來,當你慨嘆沒有時間翻閱有趣的書報雜誌,當你面對讀不完的教科書、參考書等而發愁時,不妨讀一讀這本書。書中的字裡行間都凝聚著作者所掌握的速讀的全部真正秘密。
(摘錄自香港書城)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Traditions of Writing Research

Edited by Charles Bazerman, Robert Krut, Karen Lunsford, Susan McLeod, Suzie Null, Paul Rogers, and Amanda Stansell
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Traditions of Writing Research reflects the different styles of work offered at the Writing Research Across Borders conference. Organized by Charles Bazerman, one of the pre-eminent scholars in writing studies, the conference facilitated an unprecedented gathering of writing researchers. Representing the best of the works presented, this collection focuses solely on writing research, in its lifespan scope bringing together writing researchers interested in early childhood through adult writing practices. It brings together differing research traditions, and offers a broad international scope, with contributor-presenters including top international researchers in the field.
The volume's opening section presents writing research agendas from different regions and research groups. The next section addresses the national, political, and historical contexts that shape educational institutions and the writing initiatives developed there. The following sections represent a wide range of research approaches for investigating writing processes and practices in primary, secondary, and higher education. The volume ends with theoretical and methodological reflections.
This exemplary collection, like the conference that it grew out of, will bring new perspectives to the rich dialogue of contemporary research on writing and advance understanding of this complex and important human activity.
(Excerpt from amazon.com)

風格的要素 = The Elements of Style

威廉・斯特倫克 (William Strunk)
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張五常推崇的一本小書叫做 The Elements of Style,說是這本書直截了當,一二三四列出規例,英語怎麼寫可取,怎麼寫不可取,不必解釋,沒有哲理。那當然是對的,卻也不太容易做到。文筆要清楚明白,先決條件不是造句的功力,而是思想的清晰。易言之,看通事體,董理思緒,加上肚子裡的學問有條不紊,寫文章有了經驗,文筆才會清楚明白。這是一條漫長的道路。
董橋 著名作家和翻譯家
(摘錄自書中“名家點評”)

本書是專為英文寫作課而編寫的,該課程將英文寫作實踐和文學研究緊密地結合在一起。本書的目的是扼要闡明簡明的英語風格所具備的一些要 點。它還通過重點分析一些寫作要點,應用原則和 對一些最常犯的寫作毛病的分析 ……
本書僅僅涉及到英語風格很小的一部分,但是, 根據本書作者的經驗,學生一旦掌握了這些要點,再對照他們過去寫作時所遇到的問題,都會感到豁然開朗,從而獲益良深。
(摘錄自前言)

Monday, July 5, 2010

The Personal Efficiency Program: How to Get Organized to Do More Work in Less Time

By Kerry Gleeson
This book is the culmination of experiences gleaned from the many highly effective people that we at the Institute for Business Technology have coached and trained over the past 20 years. The focus of our work has been on the process of personal productivity. What do these highly productive people do? How do they do it? Can their work behaviors be boiled down to principles we all can apply? The book is a near-complete set of the timesaving ideas and behaviors of these highly successful people. The book also includes proven strategies we have developed to help our clients embrace these productivity ideas and make them part of their behaviors.
Charles Dickens once said: “I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.” This quote conveys many critical ingredients to success in work and life: habits of punctuality, order, diligence, determination, and concentration.
(Excerpt from the Preface, c2004)

不是不可能 : 思路決定出路 = Say No to Impossibility

易發久 著
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一般認為,如果一個人在同一個地方摔跤,他會被人們耻笑為“笨蛋”;如果兩個人在同一個地方各摔一跤,他們會被人耻笑為兩個“笨蛋”。
特別提示:如果有人出了差錯,千萬別抱怨這個人有問題。建議強行控制一下自己的思考方式。第一反應應是:檢查這條“路”,可能是這條“路”有問題。
“修路原理”告訴我們:當一個人在同一個地方出現了兩次以上的差錯,或者兩個以上不同的人在同一個地方出現了同一差錯,那一定不是人有問題,而是這條讓他們出錯的“路”有問題。此時做為“問題”的管理者,重要的不是管人——要求他們不要重犯錯誤;而是“修路”——如何讓他不會重犯錯誤。
任何問題都能找到被解決的方法,關鍵之處在於——思路決定出路,並且時時告誡自己:
不是不可能,只是暫時還沒有找到方法。
(摘錄自封底)