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ING 102 - English 102

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, and 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 causes and effects of a phenomenon, 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 via clusters, associations, 4. Outlining, 5. Crafting thesis statements and topic sentences, 6. Writing cause & effect essays vis-à-vis a format, 7. Writing argumentative essays vis-à-vis a format, 8. Supporting the main points in the essay with the findings of text exploration, 9. Using academic tone, genre language and appropriate transition signals.

Course Description

The students of English 102 course improve their study skills (such as efficient reading techniques, eliciting information) and 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 academic writing (paragraph or essay) both in their homework assignments and their exams.

Course Coordinator
Özlem Ayar Gemalmaz
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