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English Writing and Reading Requirements

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EWR Team



👇Project Coordinator

Ms. Shari Dureshahwar Lughmani teaches Creative Writing in English and coordinates literacy related initiatives in the English Language Centre. She is the Coordinator of the university-wide graduation requirements called English Reading and Writing Requirements in General Education Curriculum at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her research interests include literacy across curriculum and in the disciplines with a focus on writing programmes and pedagogies. Ms Lughmani is also managing the UGC-funded inter-institutional collaborative project focusing on literacy in the disciplines (LID).

Office Address: A604, ELC, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Phone: 27667522



👇Sub-Project Coordinator

Mr Jay Bidal


👇EW Liaison

▷ Mr Adam Barker

▷ Ms Christy Wong

▷ Ms Denise Cheung

▷ Ms Hannah Lai

▷ Mr Jim Lo

▷ Ms Man Chan

▷ Mr Mitchell Mak

▷ Ms Pinna Wong


👇EW Support Team

▷ Ms Polly Chan

▷ Ms Gigi Au Yeung

About this website

EWRite is an open access online literacy platform for PolyU community that has two major objectives:

  • to support PolyU students’ literacy development within and across the disciplines
  • to support subject and language teachers to implement system-level measures for integrating literacy-sensitive pedagogies across the university

This platform provides access to generic genre guides representing typical university assignments as well as links to subjects offered by faculties with specific disciplinary genres and relevant support materials.

The materials can be retrieved by students by choosing the genres that interest them on the landing page. Each set of materials includes a genre guide, genre video, and a genre checklist. The genre guide and video are to summarize the genres in two different ways (i.e. textual and dynamic) to fit different learning styles. The genre checklist is for students to self-regulate their writing process. The genre guide and checklist include links to various ELC resources that can provide further explanation to language items (e.g. hedging and academic vocabulary).

The platform also acts as a one-stop-shop for writing resources for students, language teachers and subject leaders. Information about the English Writing Requirement policy can also be found on this platform. There are training materials for new colleagues joining the EWR Liaison Team.