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ING 112A - Akademik Yazının Temelleri

Course Objectives

This course aims to enhance students’ reading and writing skills simultaneously;reinforces students’ perception of the reading-writing link, enabling them to decipheracademic texts more efficiently; teaches them to write academic paragraphs andargumentative essays by implementing APA in-text citation rules to avoid plagiarism.
Reading skills: 1. Identifying the main points and details, 2. Analyzing the view andthe tone of the text, 3. Finding and interrelating relevant information, 4. Distinguishingbetween general and specific information, 5. Identifying pros and cons and elicitingarguments, 6. Eliciting topic related/key words, 7. Enhancing academic vocabulary, 8.
Taking notes while reading, 9. Interpreting charts and graphs, 10. Improving criticalthinking, analysing and synthesising skills
Writing skills: 1. Organizing and grouping ideas, 2. Outlining, 3. Paragraph writingwith topic, supporting and concluding sentences, 4. Direct quoting, paraphrasinginformation by using correct in-text citation method, 5. Writing argumentative essaysfollowing a certain format, 6. Supporting the main points in the essay with findingsfrom outside sources, 7. Using academic tone, genre language and appropriatetransition signals to achieve coherence and unitySpeaking Skills: 1. Carrying out in-class group work 2. Convening for brainstormingabout 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

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