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Bangeni, Bongi; Greenbaum, Lesley – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2019
Background: From 2020, the Law faculty has decided to discontinue the five-year Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP) stream within the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree for a variety of reasons, including students' perceptions of stigma, the poor throughput rate of this stream and the identified need to extend academic support to more students in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Bachelors Degrees, Law Students
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Gennrich, Toni; Dison, Laura – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2018
Often, at universities, it is assumed that students will automatically find their 'voice' after a period of exposure to the academic field. What is not understood fully are the struggles that students with different levels of preparedness have in finding and asserting their academic voice, particularly in the academic writing genres necessary for…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition), Vocabulary
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Takavarasha, Sam; Cilliers, Liezel; Chinyamurindi, Willie – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2018
Unlike the millennials from the industrialised world who were raised amidst an increasingly online and socially networked society, their South African counterparts at previously disadvantaged universities have some weaknesses similar to those of digital migrants. These weaknesses are caused by the limited exposure millennials in South Africa have…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Schools, Universities
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Ngesi, Nandipha; Landa, Nhlanhla; Madikiza, Nophawu; Cekiso, Madoda P.; Tshotsho, Baba; Walters, Lynne M. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2018
One of the major challenges in teaching English to speakers of other languages is the issue of inadequate contact time between teachers and learners and between learners and comprehensible English language input. This paper emanated from a burning desire to help learners in South African educational institutions, especially those in remote areas,…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, High School Students, English (Second Language)
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Molotja, Tsebe Wilfred; Themane, Mahlapahlapana – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2018
The importance of getting children off to a good start in reading cannot be overstated. Successful academic performance at primary and secondary school level is partly dependent on the ability to read. It is believed that good learners are those who are proficient in reading. However, many learners are struggling to read and, therefore, struggle…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Reading Habits, Reading Strategies, Academic Achievement
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Sibhekinkosi, Anna Nkomo – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2018
There has been limited attention towards the affective aspect in literacy development; yet, reading attitude, an affective component, is a significant element within literacy instruction. This makes a compelling case for investigating Grade 3 learners' attitudes towards reading. In this study, a situational analysis was conducted as Phase 1 of the…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Freehand Drawing, Reading Programs
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Mather, Nazarana; Rule, Peter – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2017
Whilst research has been conducted on reading skills at primary school level in South Africa, not much research exists on writing, especially boys' writing. This article focuses on the use of an interactive questionnaire to get Grade 6 boys involved in research that is based on a cycle of the writing programme as prescribed by the Curriculum and…
Descriptors: Males, Grade 6, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries
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Boakye, Naomi A. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2017
This article reports on the extensive reading (ER) component of a reading intervention programme to improve first-year students' reading proficiency. To make the intervention more practical and to accelerate improvement, an ER component was included in the programme. Two groups of first-year students (high-risk and low-risk) were required to read…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Student Attitudes, Intervention, Reading Comprehension
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Drennan, Laura M. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2017
Writing functions as an important tool that spans various spaces in higher education. Moving away from a 'skills approach' to writing, this article argues that the writing centre serves as an intermediary between students and academic lecturers. The article discusses how the current practices at the writing centre promotes the development of…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Laboratories, Higher Education, Writing Instruction
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Scott, Linda; Saaiman, Elaine – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
Notwithstanding the substantial transformation of education in South Africa in the last 20 years, specifically to redress the past inequalities, the challenges are ongoing. These challenges include tertiary institutions having to accommodate a culturally and linguistically diverse group of students, often second-language (L2) English speakers, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Instruction, Distance Education, English (Second Language)
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Mendelowitz, Belinda – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
This study explores how collaborative writing for a digital platform can enable students to (re) imagine audience. Although in the context of process writing peer feedback is foreground, in practice, its effectiveness is uneven. The digital revolution offers new opportunities for alternative peer feedback through collaborative writing and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Collaborative Writing, Creativity, Cooperative Learning
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Rimensberger, Nicole – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2014
This article explores the contradiction between student teachers' acknowledgement of the importance of reading and their actual personal reading habits, and by doing so, attempts to dig below the surface and 'take stock' of future teachers' attitudes towards reading at a private tertiary institution in Durban, South Africa. The rationale is that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Reading Habits, Preservice Teacher Education