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The Open Platform Project 

at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


  • Adapt and share our EWR (General Education) writing support materials
  • Create new teaching materials, including videos, to support EWR and other GE courses
  • Develop an online website to host these resources for open access



  • Students – at PolyU (EWR), Hong Kong, and worldwide (L2 targeted, L1 may use as well)
  • Language Teachers – at PolyU (ELC), Hong Kong, and worldwide
  • Discipline Teachers – at PolyU (CAR EWR), Hong Kong and worldwide



Support for EWR assignments for 19+ assignments across seven PolyU faculties and schools.  


The specific writing support materials being developed include:

  • Genre Guides (for students and Language teachers)
  • Genre Checklists (for students and Language teachers)
  • Videos (for students and Language teachers)
  • Genre Analyses (for Language and Discipline teachers)
  • Feedback comments (for Language and Discipline teachers)
  • Enhanced Assignment Guidelines (for PolyU EWR students)



Our platform is in its development phase and can be viewed at:  

  • Materials searchable by both assignment genre and PolyU course name
  • Can include other pedagogical resources, e.g. genre-specific error detector, links to referencing information, and links to CILL, ICOSA, and other resources


  • Enhancement and testing of website and migration to the PolyU ELC web server
  • More materials development
  • Hiring of project assistant
  • Pilot studies, testing and feedback
  • Completion in December, 2018



Shari Lughmani, Project Leader                                                                  

Chrissy Burns, Project Coordinator and materials development          

Janice Chan, Video creator and materials development                         

Dr. Dennis Foung, IT Coordinator                                                              

The EWRite Platform                                                                                   


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About this website

This website is an open access website to share our English Writing Requrement (General Education) writing support materials to support these courses