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Making a case for the teaching of reading across the curriculum in higher education
(Education Association of South Africa (EASA), 2012)
Over the past two decades there has been much written in the literature about the importance of reading and the importance of teaching students reading strategies to improve their reading comprehension. Reading is one ...
A cross-linguistic analysis of the writing of prospective first year students in Xhosa and English.
(University of Stellenbosch, 2002)
This article aims to characterize typical linguistic and discourse features of academic writing in Xhosa and English among prospective Xhosa-speaking students at the University of the Western Cape so as to account for ...
Study groups and peer roles in mediated academic literacy events in multilingual educational contexts in South Africa
(SUN Journals, 2007)
This paper explores the role of study groups in mediating academic writing, particularly among multilingual black students at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). Using data from questionnaires, focus groups, and ...
Students’ navigation of the uncharted territories of academic writing
(Taylor & Francis, 2013)
Many students enter tertiary education unfamiliar with the ‘norms and conventions’ of their disciplines. Research into academic literacies has shown that in order to succeed in their studies, students are expected to ...
Alternative perspectives on orality, literacy and education: a view from South Africa.
The question of the 'great divide' between orality and literacy has been critically addressed by various scholars of literacy, including social literacy theorists. This paper uses the notions of primary and secondary ...
Applying linguistics: Developing cognitive skills through multimedia
(Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand, 2003)
This paper examines the effectiveness of linguistic analysis in developing scientific thinking skills and scientific attitudes. It reports on a project established at a South Africa university in South Africa which engaged ...