Texts and Expectations (EDGU1006)

What does the University expect of students in relation to texts? When students start tertiary studies they are often confronted with reading requirements and written-assessment tasks that are quite different from the ones they encountered in high school.

This subject is designed to support students new to the University in developing literacy practices that are expected in the tertiary-studies context. The unit has three main objectives, listed below.

  • Firstly, it provides students with strategies to understand the academic context within which they are reading and writing.

  • Secondly, it develops students’ awareness of the structure and language features of different kinds of academic texts.

  • Thirdly, it provides students with strategies to read and write academic texts more effectively.

Texts and Expectations (EDGU1006) provides a solid foundation that students can use to further develop effective academic literacy practices during the course of their studies.