This Writing Analytics site is run by Simon Knight and Simon Buckingham Shum
at the Connected Intelligence Centre, University of Technology Sydney.
Our research takes a broad human-centered approach to writing practices. We are interested in writing practices, broadly construed to include activities such as: Information seeking; reading; annotation; writing itself (both the process and the output); and self and peer assessment. Analysis of the kinds of practices engaged in around writing is an important part of understanding how to support advanced literacy skills in students. Literacy, including the ability to communicate effectively in written form, is key to full participation in society. It involves the abilities to seek and identify claims, understand source qualities, and integrate information from across multiple (sometimes competing) sources.