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Information & Academic Literacy

Academic Literacy

Academic Literacy Definition

Academic literacy can be seen as the ability to actively engage in processing, analyzing, and articulating facts and concepts through both reading and various forms of discourse, such as writing, discussion, and presentation. At UCQ, we could therefore breakdown academic literacy into three main areas: academic integrityreading, and discourse.

An Academic Literate Individual

Critical, balanced judgment and choices in digesting and articulating information require an academic literate individual to

  • create and organize thoughts, 
  • test and sort claims and relevant evidence, 
  • make reasoned decisions,
  • think critically and globally, and
  • display enhanced reflective and communicative abilities.