Tag Archives: academic literacy

Wouldn’t it be nice?

All across campus, departments and offices offer a wealth of material to help Macquarie staff and their students to engage with areas such as academic, digital and information literacy, indigenous perspectives, sustainability and employability. But would you know where to find it all? And wouldn’t it be nice if you could access everything in one place?

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Want to help your students succeed at uni and ‘tick off’ a People Unit to boot?

New Academic Communication website

With its diverse demands, varying expectations and the sometimes impenetrable language, studying at university can be an entirely overwhelming experience.

Macquarie University’s Academic Communication  units are designed to equip students at all levels with the high level reading and writing skills required to succeed in any university class.

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Learning Skills gearing up for Session 3

Learning Skills will be running services for your students throughout Session 3.  Here’s what we’re offering:

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Scaffolding the development of academic writing

 

academic writingAn effective way to demonstrate the style of writing expected in your discipline is to show students a model or exemplar answer. Ideally this should be an assignment written by a student from a previous iteration of your unit, keeping in mind that this requires the written permission of the student. Continue reading Scaffolding the development of academic writing