AUT University, Auckland (New Zealand)
” Teaching Writing at AUT University: A Model of a Seminar Series for Postgraduate Students their First Thesis of Dissertation” By John Bitchener
This essay describes and comments on a series of seminars that were designed by the author to meet the discourse needs of postgraduate students writing their first thesis or dissertation in English at AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand. In New Zealand, a dissertation is seen as a smaller report on research that has been carried out by a student in a bachelor honours programme, whereas a thesis may be at either master’s or doctoral level.
Massey University (New Zealand)
This essay outlines how the teaching of writing has been introduced into the curriculum of a New Zealand university over the last 20 years. New Zealand’s first Writing Centre at Massey University aims not only to support students, but also to teach writing theory to a first generation of students.