Unreadable.edu: International Students in the U.S.
A new presidency has greatly effected international student perception of US higher education: for the 2017-2017 academic year, 40% of US institutions reported a drop in international applications. To balance presidential rhetoric with educational rhetoric, I explain that international student admissions material is unreadable and untranslated, thus blocking access to US higher education. Moreover, I argue higher education must increase access and equity through intelligibility.
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- Participants will learn how countless U.S. postsecondary websites are unreadable by even native speakers of English.
- Participants will learn the unique readability struggles facing international students hoping to attend U.S. postsecondary institutions.
- Participants will leave with actionable steps to improve the readability of postsecondary materials for a wide variety of international audiences.
- Zachary Taylor, Research Assistant, The University of Texas at Austin
Zachary Taylor, Research Asst, The University of Texas at Austin
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