What does the university expect of students in relation to texts?At university students are often confronted with reading requirements and written assessment tasks that are very different from those in high school or other educational contexts. This unit is designed to support students in developing effective reading and writing practices in the university context. The unit has three main objectives. Firstly, it assists students in understanding what is expected of them in reading and writing at university. 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. The unit provides a solid foundation that students can use to further develop effective academic literacy practices during the course of their studies.
1 x 1 hour lecture for 12 weeks, 1 x 2 hour seminar or equivalent in blended learning for 12 weeks.
500wd diagnostic writing task, 2000wd reading task (40%), 3500wd writing task (60%)