Academic Literacy for Education Students addresses the needs of students in higher education in South Africa today by focusing on the essential role of academic reading and writing skills. While the book will improve the academic performance of any undergraduate student, it is specifically aimed at first-year Bachelor of Education students taking courses in academic literacy.
- Contains extracts from education texts unlike generic academic literacy courses and textbooks
- Designed for first-year students and uses accessible language.
1Considering the role of language in learning and teaching
2Identifying genres or text types in academic writing
3Linking personal and academic literacies with disciplinary discourse
4Developing an academic vocabulary to communicate effectively
5Applying skills and strategies to read selectively
6Interacting with texts to learn from subject content
7Recognising discourse markers that signal text functions
8Translating information visually
9Engaging with the writing process
10Contesting academic issues through argumentation
11Structuring an argumentative essay
12Referencing and documenting your sources
13Preparing to hand in your paper
14Preparing to hand in your paper
15Unpacking the academic article
16Acquiring successful exam strategies
First-year undergraduate students who are completing an academic literacy module for a BEd degree at universities.