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  • Academic Writing
  • Oral Presentations

Book Display Period: 7 March 2016 - 26 April 2016

English Resources

Success in academic writing

This introduction to academic writing will take you through every step of the writing process, from research to final draft. With its practical approach and wealth of tips, this book will help you develop your writing voice across different genres at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Highlights include a section on how to use your reading activities to improve your writing (pp.66-80), how to overcome writer’s block (pp.115-119), and how to review and edit your work (pp.151-171).

A sequence for academic writing, 4th ed

Critical reading and writing are essential academic skills. This book focuses on how to summarize, synthesize, analyze and criticize for academic purposes, helping you use source materials effectively in your writing. Its chapters feature annotated student writing samples and models, as well as readings from a range of disciplines.

Highlights include challenging reading and writing exercises, as well as chapter summaries and discussions of the key strategies that enable effective academic writing.

Getting it across: A guide to effective academic writing

Mainly designed for postgraduate students and researchers, this guide focuses on the writing skills and strategies needed to communicate findings effectively. It relies on many examples of actual academic texts to illustrate the principles of good structure and style.

Highlights include writing exercises with answers for self-study, as well as a section on the proper use of English in academic writing (pp.93-182), which is perfect for non-native English writers.

Presentation skills: The essential guide for students

While it targets undergraduate and postgraduate students, this introduction to essential presentation skills goes beyond the academic, including real-life examples from politics and business. It also pays special attention to the power of language and stories as part of compelling presentations.

Highlights include a section on how to structure your presentation for your audience (pp.70-89), how to develop your speaking voice (pp.135-156) and how to present to audiences from other cultures (pp.157-163).

Presentation Zen design: A simple visual approach to presenting in today's world, 2nd ed

Visual impact is one of the key features of successful presentations, and Reynolds’ book teaches you how to achieve it by leveraging the power of simplicity. Looking at the use of text, color, photos and videos in presentations, this design guide will help you create effective slides and improve your delivery.

Highlights include many examples that illustrate the design principles presented in the book, as well as clear guidelines that will help you apply those principles.

Well said: Presentations and conversations that get results

Designed for business professionals, this guide to convincing presentations covers a wide range of real-life speaking situations, including idea proposals and formal presentations to decision-makers. It focuses on preparation, persuasion and dynamic delivery, both for individual and team presentations.

Highlights include an “Executive Summary” at the end of each chapter, as well as sections on how to engage your audience (pp.58-73), how to rehearse (pp.93-94) and how to deal with Q&A sessions (pp.149-164).

Chinese Resources


本書共分十講,可分為三大部分:第一至第三講為第一部分(頁3 - 103),說明選取論文題目、查找相關資料及從事社會調查的方法;第四至第七講為第二部分(頁104 - 202),介紹閱讀與記錄資料的不同方式,並指出判斷資料的價值與真偽的技巧;第八至第十講為第三部分(頁203 - 317),除說明論文的寫作方法,還談及治學的方法與態度。全書徵引翔實,讀者如能細讀,當對學術寫作的意義有更深體會。

從字句到結構 : 學術論文寫作指引

本書共分六章,對題目構思、結構安排及遣詞用字等問題,皆有仔細說明。其中第四章(頁58 - 111)主要講述學術論文的寫作技巧及方法,對「摘要」、「緒論」、「文獻探討」、「引用」及「結論」等部分,說明尤為詳盡。而第五章和第六章(頁114 - 151及頁152 - 191),提出用詞、造句、分段及分章的須知與常見問題,解說亦見深入。書中另附有大量實例與習題,讀者如多作參考,當能提高寫作論文的能力。


本書分為三部分,作者以講論表達技巧為重點,總結出多項實用原則。例如第一部(頁2 - 56)歸納出「演講8P」,提示讀者需要從八個方面準備演講或報告內容。至於第二部(頁58 - 118),則介紹「演講4C」、「六個幸運號碼」和「演講十誡」等要點,提出鍛煉演說技巧、編排細節及避免常見問題的具體建議。書末另附備忘錄及評核表樣本,讀者可藉此檢視自己的演說技巧。


本書共分七章,作者從分析常見的演說失誤入手,逐步講述提高演說技巧的方法。全書以點列方式安排主題與章節內容,讀來既具條理,亦有助讀者憶記各項建議及法則。其中第四部分(頁108 - 135)對如何開場、吸引觀眾及化解緊張情緒等問題都有明晰的解答,隨後提出的演說宜忌亦具參考意義。讀者如掌握相關技巧,於口頭演說時自能得心應手。







  • “Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.”

    Mark Twain

  • “I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.”

    Winston Churchill

  • “The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.”

    Mortimer Adler

  • “Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.”

    Vernon Howard

  • “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “Be observing constantly. Stay open minded. Be eager to learn and improve.”

    John Wooden

  • “Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.”

    Abigail Adams

  • “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”

    Henry Ford