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Friday, June 29, 2012

Academic Writing—Reference Books at Christ University Library

 For MPhil Students 

Bailey, Stephen. Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students. 2008.
Balss, Laurie. Quest Reading and Writing in the Academic World. 1999.
Bazerman, Charles. Traditions of Writing Research.  2010.
Canagarajah, A. Suresh. Geopolitics of Academic Writing. 2007.
Cholij, Mark. Towards Academic English: Developing Effective Writing Skills. 2007.
Davis, Lioyd and Susan Mckay. Structures and Strategies: An Introduction to Academic Writing. 2008.
Gupta, Renu. A Couse in Academic Writing. 2010.
Hamp-Lyons, Liz and Ben Heasley. Study Writing: A Course in Written English for Academic and Professional Purposes. 1997.
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th Ed (2009)
MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, 3rd Ed (2008)
Oliver, Paul. Writing Your Thesis. 2004.
Publication Manual of the American Psycological Association, 6th Ed. (2009) (Not in the library)
Ridley, Diana. The Literature Review: A Step-By-Step Guide for Students. 2008.
Rocco, S. Toneete,  S. Rocco, T. Hatcher, T. Garry. The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing

Citation Style Download Links

Click here to download Publication Manual of American Psychology Association, 6th Ed

Click here to download the the APA Citation Style Handout from Purdue University (You have a photocopy of it.)

Click here to download a handout on MLA style which I had prepared.

Click here for an earlier consolidated post on Citation Styles.

All the best.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I MA English--Western Aesthetics Course Plan 2012

You can download this course plan using the downward arrow at the bottom of the box or by clicking here

Monday, June 11, 2012

Expectations from III JPEng Postcolonial Literatures Course

·   Interactive
·  Activity
·  Debates
·  Platform for discussion
·  Notes
·  Teach slowly
·  Simplify
·  Blog posts
·  Visuals
·  No home work
·  Clarity
·  use Powerpoint
·  Teaching should be knowledge oriented
·  Start from what we know
·  Don't be condescending
·  Avoid long sessions
·  Don't make us read at home
·  Connection between examples and topic of discussion
·  CIA should not clash
·  Help make up
·  Do not embarrass
·  Interesting CIAs
·  Examples should be contemporary
·  Suggestive reading
·  Contextualize
·  Revision before exams
·  Teaching how to answer and model question papers
·  Plan well
·  Should learn how to apply knowledge
·  Should be taught how to write

(Thank you Alisha Parekh for the notes)

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

ELT@I Conference: Call for Papers

The 7th International and 43rd Annual ELT@I conference on the theme 'The English  Classroom - Experiments and Experiences' will be held at Velammal Engineering College, Chennai, from 19-21 July 2012. 

Proposals for Paper/Workshop/Poster Presentations dealing with the theme of the conference as well as any other related aspects are invited. Delegates are requested to submit their papers, preferably, based on their own completed and unpublished research related to the conference theme. The abstract should not exceed 200 words and must be sent as email attachments only to 

More information is available at

International Conference on English Literary Studies

Thassim Beevi Abdul Kader College for Women, Kilakarai, Tamil Nadu, in collaboration with English Language Teachers' Association of India (ELTAI) Literature SIG is organising an International Conference on the theme English Literary Studies: Current Trends and Concurrent Challenges from 21-23 September 2012.

Last date for Submission of full papers: 31 July 2012.

ELTAI Literature SIG Cash Awards, instituted by Dr S Rajagopalan, will be presented to two Best Paper Presenters.

For further particulars contact: zoowasif AT

For details regarding registration, list of sub-themes, paper presentation, accommodation, etc., please follow this link:

III PSEng Pedagogic Expectations from the Pocolit Course

  1. Go beyond the text
  2. Arrange activities
  3. Interactive studies
  4. No shouting
  5. Innovative learning outside the classrooms
  6. Reading up before the class
  7. Freedom to question
  8. Provide class notes
  9. Crack jokes
  10. Be involved as a teacher
  11. Conduct discussions
  12. Be approachable outside the classroom
  13. Suggest reading material
  14. Simplify examples and points
  15. Be patient
  16. Show movies and video clips
  17. Revising
  18. Acknowledge differences
  19. Maintain a steady pace
  20. Explain the text rather than just reading it
  21. Give us history of the author/story/poem even if it is scandalous
  22. Begin every class with a recap of the previous session
  23. Provide training for the examination
  24. Teach from the examination point of you.
(Thanks Seirra Jose for compiling the list)

Friday, June 01, 2012

As a student of Counseling Psychology, this particular paper was of interest to me and I wanted to share it in the hope that it may be useful to some others. It is a paper on the 'Effect of Group Music Therapy on Psychiatric Patients'.
Share and enjoy!