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ING 112 - ING 112

Course Objectives

This course aims to simultaneously enhance students’ reading and writing skills; reinforces students’ perception of the reading-writing link, enables them to decipher academic texts more efficiently; teaches them to write academic essays in terms of both content and organization.
Reading skills: 1. Speed/timed reading, 2. Identifying the main points, 3. Analyzing the view and the tone of the text, 4. Finding and interrelating relevant information, 5. Distinguishing between general and specific information, 6. Identifying for and against points and eliciting arguments, 7. Eliciting topic related/key words, 8. Enhancing academic vocabulary, 9. Improving critical thinking.
Writing skills: 1. Note taking, 2. Summarizing, 3. Outlining, 4. Writing thesis statements and topic sentences, 5. Writing argumentative essays following a specific format, 6. Supporting the main points in the essay with findings from outside sources, 9. Using academic tone, genre language and appropriate transition signals.
Speaking Skills: 1. Carrying out in-class group work 2. Brainstorming about a certain topic in a group 3. Participating in a debate on a specific topic.

Course Description

The students of English 112 improve their reading techniques, learn to analyze outside sources and elicit proper information, develop their critical thinking skills and go through the processes of reading and analyzing texts, planning, drafting and editing. Students working on text exploration and academic writing produce argumentative essay both in their homework assignments and their exams. In addition, they participate in class discussions of the reading materials.

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Yurdanur Toktaş
Yurdanur Toktaş
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