Exploring Academic Literacy Practices in Postgraduate Level
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- academic literacies; critical thinking; academic writing; learning outcomes
Higher education requires that college students across disciplines develop and master academic literacies to succeed academically. Academic literacies constitute reading, writing, speaking, critical thinking, use of technology, and certain habits that foster thinking process, and should be introduced before college entry. This paper examines postgraduate students’ academic literacy practices at Universitas Negeri Surabaya (Unesa). The practices include reading, writing, critical habits of mind, and the use of technology in learning process. The data were collected through questionnaires given to 33 postgraduate students of TEFL programme. Interviews regarding academic literacy practices were also conducted with 6 students. The results of the study suggest that students’ academic literacies are still unsatisfactory, especially in terms of academic reading comprehension ability, academic writing competence, and critical habits of mind. Similarly, students also perceive that their academic literacy practices have not met the expectations set by their lecturers. These findings give an implication that assistance in academic skills should be provided to promote academic literacy competence in postgraduate programme.
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TY - CONF AU - Pratiwi Retnaningdyah AU - Kisyani Laksono PY - 2018/07 DA - 2018/07 TI - Exploring Academic Literacy Practices in Postgraduate Level BT - Proceedings of the 2nd Social Sciences, Humanities and Education Conference: Establishing Identities through Language, Culture, and Education (SOSHEC 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 265 EP - 266 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/soshec-18.2018.58 DO - 10.2991/soshec-18.2018.58 ID - Retnaningdyah2018/07 ER -