Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Advanced Writing Skills ELT 028 9 6 + 0 6 8
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language English
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Arş.Gör. BURCU KOÇ
Course Lecturers Arş.Gör. ELİF BOZYİĞİT, Arş.Gör. BURCU KOÇ,
Course Assistants
Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective Students who are taking this course will be able to form sentences rich in vocabulary by using various sentence structures and write sentences which are similar to the ones they encounter in academic articles. Additionally, students will be able to improve their writing skills by writing about different topics and to improve different writing structures such as sentences, paragraphs, compositions, stories and etc by practicing.
Course Content In this course, it is aimed to enable students to become familiar with different writing types by using model paragraphs, compositions and academic writings and to gain skills such as being able to realize the meaningful connections between sentences and guess the main idea, and access to the main idea. Another aim of this course is to equip students with authentic writing skills by informing them about the basic principles of writing an essay. Students will be able to use the appropriate phrases and rich variety of academic vocabulary that they learned thanks to model essays and other different types of writing pieces in their own essays and practice. Additionally, students will be able to become familiar with different essay types and write authentic essays similar to those. Spelling and punctuation, and the use of symbols are also included within the content of this course.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Students will be able to write sentences at Academic level. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
2 Students will be able to pay attention to spelling and punctuation rules. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
3 Students will be able to use various conjunctions in their writings. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
4 Students will be able to have extensive vocabulary knowledge. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
5 Students will be able to have an idea about different language use in English academic writings. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
6 Students will be able to learn the basic structures of a paragraph. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
7 Students will be able to recognize the main idea sentence and spot its place. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
8 Students will be able to recognize the supporting sentences in a paragraph and essay and to find them. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
9 Students will be able to recognize the concluding sentence in a paragraph and spot its place. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
10 Students will be able to evaluate the organization, unity and content of the text by analyzing paragraphs written in different types. Lecture, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
11 Students will be able to write paragraphs in different writing types based on the given topics according to the rules of English academic writing. Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 The basic principles of writing
2 The main elements of a paragraph
3 Improving a paragraph and familiarization with essay
4 The basic principles of an essay
5 Writing an introduction paragraph for an essay
6 Writing thesis statement
7 Writing appropriate body paragraphs for an essay
8 Writing a conclusion paragraph for an essay
9 Writing a descriptive essay
10 Writing a descriptive essay
11 Writing a compare and contrast essay
12 Writing a compare and contrast essay
13 Writing a cause and effect essay
14 Writing a cause and effect essay
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Course Notes
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 A graduate of the department is able to plan teaching processes.
2 A graduate of the department possesses the skill in organizing appropriate environments for English teaching.
3 A graduate of the department can evaluate materials and resources that are relevant to English teaching with a critical viewpoint.
4 A graduate of the department employs appropriate methods and techniques for English teaching.
5 A graduate of the department decides on the feasibility of software and other technological resources to be utilized in English teaching
6 A graduate of the department chooses the suitable learning strategies considering the personal traits of the students.
7 A graduate of the department develops writing, reading, speaking and listening skills of the students.
8 A graduate of the department uses measurement and assessment instruments in an effective way.
9 A graduate of the department generates solutions for the educational, social and economic problems of the society.
10 A graduate of the department questions to what degree s/he possesses the required qualifications of a teacher.
11 A graduate of the department follows the academic studies conducted in the field for his personal development.
12 A graduate of the department conveys his ideas on the significance of intercultural communication in the process of learning English as a foreign language.
13 A graduate of the department indicates the ways of digging up information that are compulsory for life-long learning.
14 A graduate of the department generates foreign language tests.
15 A graduate of the department designs original activities promoting the use of English in the daily life.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
2. Ödev 10
3. Ödev 15
1. Kısa Sınav 15
1. Ödev 10
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 40
1. Final 60
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 6 96
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 5 80
Mid-terms 1 3 3
Assignment 3 5 15
Performance Task (Application) 1 3 3
Final examination 1 3 3
Total Workload 200
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 8
dersAKTSKredisi 8