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Course Name
Turkish Basics of Academic Writing
English Basics of Academic Writing
Course Code
ING 112A Credit Lecture
Semester -
2 2 - -
Course Language English
Course Coordinator Aslıhan Zengin
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 paragraphs and argumentative essays by implementing APA in-text citation rules to avoid plagiarism.
Reading skills: 1. Identifying the main points and details, 2. Analyzing the view and the tone of the text, 3. Finding and interrelating relevant information, 4. Distinguishing between general and specific information, 5. Identifying pros and cons and eliciting arguments, 6. Eliciting topic related/key words, 7. Enhancing academic vocabulary, 8. Taking notes while reading, 9. Interpreting charts and graphs, 10. Improving critical thinking, analysing and synthesising skills
Writing skills: 1. Organizing and grouping ideas, 2. Outlining, 3. Paragraph writing with topic, supporting and concluding sentences, 4. Direct quoting, paraphrasing ainformation by using correct in-text citation method, 5. Writing argumentative essays following a certain format, 6. Supporting the main points in the essay with findings from outside sources, 7. Using academic tone, genre language and appropriate transition signals to achieve coherence and unity
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 Reading and analyzing outside sources and elicitting proper information by differentiating general from specific data, and developing academic writing skills by including proper in-text citation (direct quotation and paraphrase) based on APA citation rules, critical thinking, planning, drafting and editing, writing a formal sentence definition, interpreting charts and graphs, participating in in-class discussions of the reading materials
Course Outcomes Students who pass the course satisfactorily can:
1. Identify the main points, analyze the view and the tone of the text, and distinguish the general information from the specific one
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 by referring to an outside source using direct quoting, paraphrasing, and summarising methods and applying APA in-text citation rules
4. Organize a text of academic writing (thesis statement, body paragraphs, etc.) and prepare an outline
5. Organize and participate in debates on controversial topics
6. Use the relevant vocabulary and structures related to argumentative genre
7. Write an argumentative essay of minimum 400 words on a certain topic, avoiding plagiarism and meeing the requirements of academic integrity.
8. Evaluate an academic text
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