University of Nottingham Malaysia
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
     
  
 

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Dorcas Lam Yarn Pooi

Assistant Professor; Senior Tutor & Student Experience Officer, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Born and bred in Kuala Lumpur, Dorcas has been teaching at universities in the United States and Malaysia since 2012. She has developed a passion for language and literature since young and went on to obtain a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in English (Literature) from the United States. She is currently preparing to begin a PhD in Education.

Dorcas enjoys dissecting writings and discussing themes in literary works. She had also managed the Business Writing Centre at Oklahoma State University and would like to investigate how the concept of the Writing Centre and the Writing Across the Curriculum initiative can be adopted to produce better writers in Malaysia.

Teaching Summary

Modules taught include:

  • Writing for Academic Purposes
  • Written Communication and Study Skills
  • Oral Communication and Study Skills

Research Summary

Dorcas is currently investigating the teaching of writing in university, including how it is taught and what the existing gaps are. With the university's teaching and learning funding scheme, Dorcas… read more

Current Research

Dorcas is currently investigating the teaching of writing in university, including how it is taught and what the existing gaps are. With the university's teaching and learning funding scheme, Dorcas is conducting a study to identify the attainment gap in academic writing among first-year undergraduate students of the Nottingham University Business School.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

University of Nottingham Malaysia
Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia

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fax: +6 (03) 8924 8001

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