Writing Place

The Writing Place offers academic writing and literacy support to students in the College. These literacy skills are crucial to students’ achievement at the university, to support the development of critical reading and writing skills necessary for success. Writing support is offered in small group peer tutoring that is student-centred and promotes active learning. The Writing Place also facilitates larger writing workshops. Writing Place tutors are trained postgraduate students experienced in subject knowledge and literacy. The Writing Place strives to make all interactions with students positive and motivating, and to develop students who are more engaged in their own learning and writing. There is growing evidence that students benefit from literacy support, both in terms of improved performance in written assessments, as well as in respect of student satisfaction and integration into the university experience.

Serrenta Naidoo

Email: Naidoos2@ukzn.ac.za