APM 1: Academic Literacy

The Academic Preparation Module (APM)  is an informal (no credits) programme for prospective students.

This first module will focus on Academic Literacy. In almost all academic studies reading and writing will be of utmost importance. However there is more to academic studies than just sitting in class and reading textbooks. Much more.

The so-called “Information Age” offers vast amounts of information available at our fingertips. Yet making sense of these vast amounts and knowing which Information to take seriously and which to discard takes skill and practice. Another step is to know what to do with the information once it has been sifted, sorted, and evaluated. How to share the conclusions with others?

Participants will consider 4 of the more important academic skills required for academic studies and life in general:

  • Reading – What is it saying?
  • Questioning – what is it NOT saying and why?
  • Thinking – what does it mean?
  • Writing – how do I communicate my findings credibly?

The programme aims to close gaps in various areas required for higher education studies. The gaps may be due to a long time between graduation and studies, inefficient training in school, or an oversight to develop a habit of reading and writing, as well as other factors.

Flyers for this module can be found here.

This APM module will be offered 13-16 August 2019 from 8-12.30.
Venue: the ESSA library (189 Pine street, PMB)

To register kindly contact Denise Govender  on 033 394 1679 or info@essa.ac.za More info can be found on www.essa.ac.za