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East London Academic Literacies Centre

As part of its commitment to learner support, UNISA has established an Academic Literacies Centre to assist its undergraduate and postgraduate students with their academic reading and writing needs. The mission of the UNISA Academic Literacies Centre is to support and develop studentsí learning of academic reading, writing and thinking skills, through:

  • academic development workshops that are both generic and/ or discipline specific, 
  • face-to-face consultations
  • computer assisted academic language learning. 
  • the Online  Reading and Writing Center 
  • independent self-study materials. 
The Centre offers students from all backgrounds and disciplines the opportunity to meet a facilitator at any stage of the writing and learning process. The reading and writing facilitator will help students to learn all aspects of the composing process, from exploring
ideas to developing strategies for proofreading the final document, and assist students in developing critical reading skills.
 
Face-to-face consultations
 
In a face-to-face consultation,the facilitator is available to work with a student on any kind of reading or writing tasks.  We encourage students to meet with a facilitator at any stage of the writing process to seek advice and get feedback on their writing.  Sessions are most successful when students bring their assignments or drafts-in-progress to the facilitator so that s/he can help the writer work through the stages of drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading.  Remember that facilitator will not proofread and edit papers for students. However, they will offer strategies for working with written texts that will enable the writer to become more confident and proficient over time.  Facilitators will also meet with students to work on developing a broader range of critical reading skills. 
 
Generic Workshops
Postgraduate Workshops

Academic Literacies Centre

As part of its commitment to learner support, UNISA has established an Academic Literacies Centre to assist its undergraduate and postgraduate students with their academic reading and writing needs. The mission of the UNISA Academic Literacies Centre is to support and develop studentsí learning of academic reading, writing and thinking skills, through:

  • academic development workshops that are both generic and/ or discipline specific, 
  • face-to-face consultations
  • computer assisted academic language learning. 
  • the Online  Reading and Writing Center 
  • independent self-study materials. 
The Centre offers students from all backgrounds and disciplines the opportunity to meet a facilitator at any stage of the writing and learning process. The reading and writing facilitator will help students to learn all aspects of the composing process, from exploring
ideas to developing strategies for proofreading the final document, and assist students in developing critical reading skills.
 
Face-to-face consultations
 
In a face-to-face consultation,the facilitator is available to work with a student on any kind of reading or writing tasks.  We encourage students to meet with a facilitator at any stage of the writing process to seek advice and get feedback on their writing.  Sessions are most successful when students bring their assignments or drafts-in-progress to the facilitator so that s/he can help the writer work through the stages of drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading.  Remember that facilitator will not proofread and edit papers for students. However, they will offer strategies for working with written texts that will enable the writer to become more confident and proficient over time.  Facilitators will also meet with students to work on developing a broader range of critical reading skills. 
 
Generic Workshops
Postgraduate Workshops