Sharing a nice quote

“Positive expectations are the mark of the superior personality.”
― Brian Tracy, Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills that Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed

Teaching Portfolio

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” 
― William Arthur Ward

Teaching Portfolio_hanita

While going through my master student’s analysis, I get some ideas for a writing project. How circumstantial elements enhance the ideational meaning?  It is interesting to study the importance of circumstantial elements in complex sentences. One thing for sure, they are not there for nothing.


How to be direct and handle people who are not?  Hmmmm… a good question to ponder.

7 prevention tactics to save you from unnecessary heat up arguments

  1. listen with positive expectations, not judgment
  2. ask for information in a nonthreatening manner
  3. when in doubt, leave it out
  4. cool off before you open your mouth
  5. talk ‘now’ not ‘always’
  6. treat the undesired behaviour as an exception, not the rule
  7. take emotions out of technology

(Loretta Malandro. (2003).  Say it right the first time.  NY: Mc Graw Hill.  166).

Before you react, stop and think:

Underneath poor behaviour is a frustrated commitment trying to get out

– (Loretta Malandro, 2003, Say it Right the First Time, US: Mc Graw Hill, Pg 147)

How to make people listen to you? Make sure your talk is

  • succinct
  • punchy
  • affecting
  • clear

(Sonya Hamlin. 2006. How to talk so people listen.USA: Harper; 64)

Games for successful leaders by Simon Sinek


Watch the videos on meeting below and give your comments.

Meeting 1

Meeting 2

Meeting 3

ULAB2122 – Penang

These are the links for

  1. Course Outline, writing an introduction and term paper outline
  2. summary writing –
  3. term paper draft –

An alternative you can also visit the English Language course page.  Thank you