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Course Name
Turkish ING 112 English I
English ING 112 English I
Course Code
ING 112 Credit Lecture
(hour/week)
Recitation
(hour/week)
Laboratory
(hour/week)
Semester 1
3 3 - -
Course Language English
Course Coordinator İlknur Karhan
Course Objectives This course aims to enhance students’ reading and writing skills simultaneously; reinforces students’ perception of the reading-writing link, enabling 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. Classifying science and engineering related topics, 7. Identifying for and against points and eliciting arguments, 8. Eliciting topic related/key words, 9. Enhancing academic vocabulary
Writing skills: 1. Note taking, 2. Summarizing, 3. Organizing ideas and grouping them 4. Outlining, 5. Writing thesis statements and topic sentences, 6. Writing classification essays following a certain format, 7. Writing argumentative essays following a certain format, 8. 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. Convening for brainstorming about a certain topic 3. Participating in a debate on a certain topic
Course Description The students of English 112 course improve their efficient 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 simultaneously produce classification and argumentative essays both in their homework assignments and their exams. Besides, they participate in the in-class discussions of the reading materials.
Course Outcomes Students who pass the course satisfactorily can:
1. Identify the main points and analyze the view and the tone of the text
2. Elicit relevant information from an outside source to support their ideas
3. Follow the academic writing rules and support their ideas in their writing via referring to an outside source
4. Organize a piece of academic writing (thesis statement, body paragraphs, etc.) and prepare an outline
5. Classify a general topic into its subcategories according to a relevant basis
6. Write classification essays based on sources using academic tone and citation
7. Organize and carry on debates on controversial topics
8. Use the relevant vocabulary and structures related to argumentative genre
9. Write an argumentative essay on a certain topic
10. Evaluate an academic text
Pre-requisite(s) Passing the ITU School of Foreign Languages English Preparatory School Proficiency Exam with 60-84
Required Facilities
Other HOMEWORK: Students read about a controversial topic, plan/outline, write an argumentative essay, do self-evaluation and peer-checking.
Textbook Academik Writing Framework
Other References
 
 
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