Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Writing Skills II ELT 108 2 2 + 0 2 3
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language English
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Öğr.Gör. AYDIN ÇELENK
Course Lecturers Öğr.Gör. AYDIN ÇELENK,
Course Assistants



Course Category
Course Objective
ELT 108 Writing Skills II course basically aims to bring the academic writing skills to the higher level and to improve the interpretation and detailing of the ideas by supporting the ideas with related resources considering the aim and the reader of the text. The students work in the direction of writing summaries, writing reports, responding to an article, discussing, persuading in reference to scientific and reliable sources and literature. Developing skills such as cooperative work, peer feedback, and receiving are other purposes of the course.
Course Content

Quoting, Paraphrasing, Referencing (based on APA rules)

Plagiarism and how to avoid it 


Writing Reports 

Reaction Essays 

Persuasive Essays 

Argumentative Essays 

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Shows great flexibility in formulating ideas in differing linguistic forms to convey finer shades of meaning precisely, to give emphasis and to eliminate ambiguity. Also has a good command of idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms Discussion, Drilland Practice, Group Study, Self Study, Homework, Portfolio,
2 Can create coherent and cohesive texts making full and appropriate use of a variety of organisational patterns and a wide range of connectors and other cohesive devices Drilland Practice, Motivations to Show, Group Study, Brain Storming, Self Study, Problem Solving, Homework, Portfolio,
3 Maintains consistent and highly accurate grammatical control of even the most complex language forms. Errors are rare and concern rarely used forms. Drilland Practice, Group Study, Self Study, Homework, Portfolio,
4 Can produce clear, smoothly flowing, complex reports, articles and essays which present a case or give critical appreciation of proposals or literary works. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Motivations to Show, Group Study, Problem Solving, Homework, Portfolio,
5 Can provide an appropriate and effective logical structure which helps the reader to find significant points. Discussion, Self Study, Homework, Project / Design, Portfolio,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introducing the course Content and APA guide
2 Plagiarism and avoiding plagiarism- Citation Practices (Paraphrasing)
3 Avoiding plagiarism - Citation practices (Quoting)
4 Summary practices (Academic articles, research studies)
5 Summary practices (contd.)
6 Response/Reaction Essay
7 Writing Reports / Reporting from Charts and Graphs
8 Midterm
9 Descriptive writing
10 Response/Reaction Essay
11 Response/Reaction Essay (contd.)
12 Argumentative Essays
13 Argumentative Essays (contd.)
14 Revision
Course Notes
Course Resources

Writing Academic English 4th Edition, The Longman Academic Writing Series Level 4 

Meyers, Alan. Gateways to Academic Writing: Effective Sentences, Paragraphs, and Essays. London: Longman, 2005. Print.

APA Manual 6th Edition 

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Explains the necessary theoretical, methodological and factual knowledge about foreign language (English) education and teaching profession and uses them to produce solution(s) to educational problems. X
2 Uses language skills (reading, speaking, writing, listening skills) at a level that can communicate effectively by analyzing written and oral texts produced in foreign language (English) and mother tongue (Turkish) with a critical approach. X
3 As a foreign language teacher, knows the legislation concerning the duties, rights and responsibilities and behaves in compliance with the legislation. X
4 Uses the scientific methods and technologies required to follow the innovations in the field of foreign language teaching, to develop original activities and to find solution(s) to possible problems. X
5 Plans the language learning process taking into account the diverse characteristics and life experiences of learners and organizes the appropriate environments and carry out the process effectively. X
6 Analyzes and evaluates foreign language teaching programs in their own context by choosing appropriate approaches. X
7 Prepares and implements appropriate assessment and evaluation tools for foreign language teaching and development of students. X
8 Effectively uses intercultural communication skills in the process of foreign language (English) teaching and with his/her attitudes and behaviours becomes a role model for the students. X
9 Actively uses the skills of learning to learn, self-regulation, lifelong learning, critical and creative thinking and redounds these skills to his/her students. Knows and applies the ways of establishing effective communication and cooperation with stakeholder institutions and organizations as a foreign language teacher. X
10 Knows and applies the ways of establishing effective communication and cooperation with stakeholder institutions and organizations as a foreign language teacher. X
11 At the end of the process of foreign language (English) education, prepares his/her students as individuals who can use foreign language as an effective communication medium in everyday life. X
12 Knows the structure of the language to be taught, the rules and the various contexts in which it can be used, and uses the target language appropriately and compares it to other languages he/she has learned. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Ödev 15
2. Ödev 15
1. Kısa Sınav 20
Total 100
1. Final 40
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 28 2 56
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 11 2 22
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Quiz 1 1 1
Assignment 1 2 2
Project / Design 1 2 2
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Workload 87
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 3.48
dersAKTSKredisi 3