Monday, April 26, 2010

Learning Maps and Memory Skills

By Ingemar Svantesson
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Are you tired of wading through pages of notes to find the information you want?
Do you need to improve your creative thinking?
Do you find it difficult to decipher the notes you have taken during a meeting?
Learning maps could be the answer to your problems. They are an immensely valuable note-taking technique that can improve your memory, save you time and help with creative thinking. They are useful in all sorts of situations, such as:
• planning and problem solving;
• summarising notes;
• remembering facts and figures;
• brainstorming;
• remembering key points from a meeting.
(Excerpt from the back cover)

快速閱讀

托尼・巴贊 (Tony Buzan)
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本書有六個主要的目的:
1. 全面提高閱讀速度;
2. 保持並改善理解能力;
3. 增加眼睛和大腦的理解功能,這樣,就可以在看書和研究時,或者是在個人事務和工作中,能更有效地利用這些功能;
4. 使詞彙量和普通知識都得以改善;
5. 節約時間;
6. 為你增加信心。


為便於學習和閱讀,《快速閱讀》一書分成五個部份:
第一部份---了解閱讀速度
第二部份---令人吃驚的眼睛
第三部份---超人的注意力與理解能力
第四部份---開發高級快速閱讀技巧
第五部份---成為專家級的閱讀者—眼睛/大腦系統的高級應用

(摘錄自書中 “《快速閱讀》使用指南”)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Textual Dynamics of the Professions : Historical and Contemporary Studies of Writing in Professional Communities

Edited by Charles Bazerman and James Paradis
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How do discursive differences between legal professionals and jurors affect courtroom decisions? How does the DSM-III - the American Psychiatric Association's taxonomy of mental disorders - shape psychiatric practice? How can a narrative of social progress shape scientific theory? How do conflicting problem-solving strategies within a community contribute to technological disasters like Three Mile Island and the Shuttle Challenger? This book is a collection of 15 essays examining the real effects of texts on professional practice - in academic, scientific, and business settings. The authors describe textual dynamics as an interaction in which professional texts and discourses are constructed by, and in turn construct, social practices. This anthology treats a wide range of professional texts including case studies, student papers, medieval letters and product instructions.
(Excerpt from Amazon.com)

卡耐基成功學全書

付聞君 主编
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戴爾・卡耐基(Dale Carnegie 1888-1955)是美國傑出的成人教育家,也是譽滿全球的公關學家。他的著作影響了20世紀的幾代人,至今仍經久不衰。
卡耐基的成功學包括處世術,智力開發術,演講術,推銷術,人際關係術等。他創立的成人教育機構遍布世界各地,多達 2,000餘所。卡耐基成人教育機構裡有一套系統完整,操作起來既簡便易行,又能迅速成功的成人教育方法。這些方法都是他運用心理學的知識,對人類共同的心理特點進行探索和分析創造並發展起來的。全世界受惠於他的人達千百萬之多,其中有普通百姓,也有明星巨商,軍政要員等。卡耐基的成功就在於他幫助人們在處世上獲得自尊、自重、勇氣和信心,在事業上克服人性的弱點,發揮人性的優點,開發人類潛在智能,從而獲得人生的快樂 ……
《卡耐基成功學全書》包括了卡耐基成功學思想的全部精髓,全面、系統,且以條法的形式出現,具有明快、易掌握的特別,是閱讀和掌握卡耐基成功哲學的精品。
(摘錄自三民網路書店)

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Handbook of Academic Writing: A Fresh Approach

By Rowena Murray and Sarah Moore
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The Handbook of Academic Writing offers practical advice to busy academics who want, and are often required, to integrate writing into their working lives. It defines what academic writing is, and the process of getting started through to completion, covering topics such as:
• Gaining momentum
• Reviewing and revising
• Self-discipline
• Writing regularly
• Writers' groups and retreats
Academic writing is one of the most demanding tasks that all academics and researchers face. In some disciplines there is guidance on what is needed to be productive, successful writers; but in other disciplines there is no training, support or mentoring of any kind. This book helps those in both groups not only to improve their writing skills and strategies, but, equally importantly, to find satisfaction in engaging in regular and productive writing.
Underpinned by a diverse range of literature, this book addresses the different dimensions of writing. The fresh approach that Murray and Moore explore in this book includes developing rhetorical knowledge, focusing on writing behaviours and understanding writing contexts.
This book will help writers in academic contexts to develop a productive writing strategy, not only for research monitoring exercises, but also for the long term.
(From the Publisher’s description)

别為小事抓狂 : 得意人生100招 ( Don't Sweat the Small Stuff-- and It's All Small Stuff)

理查德・卡爾森 著
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每當我們面對壞消息,難纏的人或令人失望的事情時,大部份人都會陷入習慣性的反應,尤其是身處逆境的時候,結果適得其反,對自己毫無幫助。我們反應過度,把事情擴大,緊張兮兮,把焦點都專注於生活的負面上。當我們囿於小事而感到憤怒、懊惱、煩憂時,“過度”反應不但讓我們感到受挫,而且真的妨礙了我們想做的事。我們看不見整體的勢態,只專注於負面的部份,這惹惱了其他本來有意幫助我們的人。簡單地說,我們把自己的生活過得好像一場巨大危機,我們經常奔來忙去,試著解決問題,而實際上,我們只是把問題搞得更複雜 ……

還有另一種面對生活的方式,那就是一條比較和緩、幽雅的道路,它使生活變得更容易,身在其中的人也更和諧融洽。這個“另一種方式”的生活就是用新的平衡習慣來取代古老的 “反應”。這些嶄新的習慣讓我們擁有一個更豐富、更滿足的人生 ……

(摘錄自自序)

Monday, April 5, 2010

The EQ Difference : A Powerful Plan for Putting Emotional Intelligence to Work

By Adele B. Lynn
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Emotional intelligence can make a huge difference in both our personal lives and our work satisfaction and performance. Emotional intelligence is the distinguishing factor that determines if we make lemonade when life hands us lemons or spend our life stuck in bitterness. It is the distinguishing factor that enables us to have wholesome, warm relationships rather than cold and distant contacts. EQ is the distinguishing factor between finding and living our life’s passions or just putting in time. EQ is the distinguishing factor that draws others to us or repels them. EQ is the distinguishing factor that enables us to work in concert and collaboration with others or to withdraw in dispute …
This book is not to change who you are, but to allow more of your ideal self to come through in daily living. The fact is everyone has gaps between their true intentions and reality. If, however, you are serious about bridging this gap and living your greatness, this book will not only inspire you to do so, it will provide a plan to examine and confront the very issues that are standing in the way …
(From the Preface: Your Inner Bird Dog)

中國四大名著的人生智慧

胡斯琴 編著
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《三國演義》紅臉關雲長千里走單騎,義薄雲天;白臉曹操陰險狡詐,心狠手辣;諸葛亮羽扇綸巾,運籌帷幄,劉備三顧茅廬,白手起家而三分天下。《水滸傳》梁山一百零八條好漢,生死之交一碗酒,路見不平一聲吼,該出手時就出手,忠義兩全、除暴安良的俠義之舉,令人看了忍不住拍案叫好。《西遊記》肥頭大耳豬八戒、機智聰明孫悟空、慈悲為懷唐三藏、踏實沉默沙悟淨,師徒四人歷經十四寒暑、八十一難,一次次鬥智鬥勇,嘻笑怒罵,帶領我們走進一個離奇而有趣的神話世界。《紅樓夢》問世間情為何物,只看嬌滴滴淚盈盈的林妹妹,癡呆呆傻乎乎的寶哥哥,二人纏綿悱惻的愛情喚醒了無數人青澀的「愛情」萌芽,也勾起了無數人對「愛情」的最初回憶。
...... 四大名著做為凝結中國傳統文化人生智慧的集大成者,無論其蘊涵的形而上、儒、釋、道思想,還是勾心鬥角、雞生蒜皮人生百態,抑或是指點江山、激揚文字的大智慧、大才華,義薄雲天、肝膽相照的氣魄胸襟,堅韌執著、義無反顧的拚搏精神,都是寶貴的精神財富,值得我們細細品味。
(摘錄自內容簡介及序)