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Course Name
Turkish İngilizce Araştırma Yazısı Yazma
English Research Paper Writing
Course Code
ING 201 Credit Lecture
Semester 3
- 3 - -
Course Language Turkish
Course Coordinator Hacer Şivil
Course Objectives 1. Improve students’ reading and writing skills as well as evaluating and interpreting written information
2. Improve students’ technical vocabulary
3. Create awareness of sound, scholarly sources
4. Enhance knowledge about a specific subject related to their department
5. Enable awareness and application of the research process by conforming to the conventions of academic life
and adhering to the norms of research ethics
Course Description English 201 is a course designed to teach the organizational and critical thinking skills necessary for logical
written expression. The course focuses on writing a research paper of at least 3000 words based on sound
scholarly sources on a topic of interest related to a student’s field by conforming to the APA standards of writing
without committing plagiarism. In this course the whole research process is taught step by step through skills
including research, source selection, choice of topic, construction and defense of a thesis statement, citing
sources, outlining, organizing a “References” page and note taking. Critical elements of the course are
instruction in paraphrasing and summarizing techniques, use of quotations and the incorporation of these
research findings in the paper together with the inclusion of personal comments, avoidance of plagiarism and
conforming to ethical rules.
Course Outcomes Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
1. Do extensive library and internet research to select suitable, relevant and reliable sources of scholarly nature
related to the topic they have chosen, develop an argument and construct an argumentative thesis statement.
2. Identify different kinds of sources and logically organize findings from a variety of well chosen sources in the
form of an outline.
3. Document source information by correctly applying APA style citations & references.
4. Locate, evaluate, interpret and synthesize source information for the defense of the thesis.
5. Perform extensive note taking with the correct application of paraphrases, summaries & quotations.
6. Draw personal conclusions, make deductions and form comments based on the research findings.
7. Prepare an argumentative research paper of at least 3000 words, in APA style.
8. Adhere to the norms of research ethics
Pre-requisite(s) Must have completed either ING 101 and ING 102 or ING 112
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