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University of Wollongong

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Wollongong

2012

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Teaching Academic Writing At The University Of Wollongong, Emily Rose Purser Jan 2012

Teaching Academic Writing At The University Of Wollongong, Emily Rose Purser

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Initiatives for the development of literacy at the University of Wollongong are growing within an Australian national commitment to increase overall tertiary enrollment, provide access to students from less-advantaged groups, and enroll more international students. While this essay describes successful programs within the Academic Services Division at Wollongong built to support student literacy, especially academic writing, it primarily emphasizes the work of a problemsolving task force on English language proficiency aimed at building consensus for a collaborative, cross-disciplinary paradigm of literacy growth that moves away from the traditional idea of separable services. The essay profiles a new initiative in the ...