Posts Tagged ‘Teaching’

Failed to prepare? Prepare to fail…

Posted on January 28th, 2012 by Bernie Russell

The Guardian, BBC and Telegraph rarely speak with one voice, but they agree on one thing: the number one mistake people make at job interviews is failing to prepare. Read the rest of this entry »

Academic Phrasebank

Posted on January 26th, 2012 by Bernie Russell

The Guardian Higher Education Network carried a link today to an academic phrasebank aimed at foreign students.

Published by Manchester University, it’s described as “a new open access tool designed to help academic writers”.

Now, I’m sure some of you will hate it, and I’ll grant it could be seen as a bit cut-and-paste, why-write-your-own-stuff, etc.

But, as it says on the tin, it is for non-English speakers – and we have talked at our staff meetings about some of the difficulties those students face.

We could also use it as an introduction to academic writing for journalism students.

Grammar workshop packs them in (nearly…almost)

Posted on March 18th, 2010 by Bernie Russell
I held my long-awaited workshop yesterday for students who had said they needed help with their grammar and punctuation skills. Read the rest of this entry »