Thursday, 20 December 2012

For my first post: A Prezi wot I made.

For my first post I thought I would share with you a Prezi.  Last year I helped two academics write a book called 'Essential Study Skills: The Complete Guide to Success at University 3rd Edition'.  For the authors it wasn't such a big deal, but for me it was a great experience, a real buzz to help rewrite (and I mean completely rewrite, not just add a few extra words like some new editions) and create illustrations and tables for the book. I even did the index which was mind-numbing, but a useful experience all the same.

The link above goes to the companion site. There you will be able to find extra information that we thought was useful.  For example, I created a referencing and notemaking guide and a quick guide to report writing.

Anyway, going back to the Prezi, I thought it would be nice to take out an aspect of the book and turn it into something more visual. Something that could be used in the classroom or lecture theatre. I am not sure if anyone uses it in that way but I thought it was a good exercise in understanding how to create a presentation using Prezi.  I would appreciate your thoughts.


  1. Excellent use of Prezi Andy. I think this could be very useful for my EFL/EAP students!

  2. Brilliant guide. So many useful, helpful, and practical pieces of advice. And very nicely presented via Prezi.

  3. So glad you like it. It's sitting there waiting to be used, so please feel free to do so.

  4. I've been to many presentations on writing and I think this Prezi is one of the most visually appealing I've ever seen. Besides being strategically presented, the ideas are really useful.

  5. Cool Prezi. And a wild blog theme! I get a bit motion sick with Prezi though...
    I must consult it when I do an assignment, I'm never this organised!

  6. It was really valuable having you there when we were working on this edition Andy - not a 'no big deal'thing at all. In fact I think you should develop that sort of editorial companionship as a career! And not joking mate!


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