Academic Literacies Programme

The ALP comprises two mandatory Research & Writing courses and, if extra support is required, the English for Academic Purposes Programme. All of these courses are credit-bearing and form an integral part of the Liberal Arts Core curriculum. The ALP is also responsible for the University Writing Centre, and Richmond’s Academic Reading and Writing diagnostic Assessment.
The overall mission of the ALP is to empower students to communicate effectively, proficiently and appropriately throughout their undergraduate studies and beyond. Through its range of offerings, the ALP develops skills that are essential for academic success while nurturing a student’s own “voice” and viewpoint. The ALP trains students to monitor their individual practice with a view to becoming ethical, responsible, independent scholars.