專案講師 Project Instructor
美國夏威夷大學馬諾分校碩士 M.A., University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Yi-Jiun Shiung obtained an M.A. in Second Language Studies (English as a Second Language) from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, where she also worked as a research assistant in the Laboratory for Interactive Learning Technologies, Department of Information and Computer Science. She was granted an American Association of University Women International Fellowship in 2005. Her research concentrates on second language acquisition, wherein her primary concern is to help learners incorporate more precise vocabulary in English writing or speaking.
She especially likes the following revelations about good writing.
“For a man to write well, there are required three necessaries: to read the best authors, observe the best speakers, and much exercise of his own style.”
(Ben Jonson, Timber, or Discoveries, 1640)
“The secret of good writing is not in the choice of words; it is in the use of words, their combinations, their contrasts, their harmony or opposition, their order of succession, the spirit that animates them.”
(John Burroughs, Field and Study, Houghton Mifflin, 1919)
“The secret of good writing is to strip every sentence to its cleanest components. Every word that serves no function, every long word that could be a short word, every adverb that carries the same meaning that’s already in the verb, every passive construction that leaves the reader unsure of who is doing what–these are the thousand and one adulterants that weaken the strength of a sentence.”
(William Zinsser, On Writing Well, Collins, 2006)