Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
190301501103ADVANCED WRITING SKILLS IElective115
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to teach how to express ideas, opinions and thoughts in writing in the target language, to write short essays in different genres and to understand the structure of a given short essay.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Didem ERDEL
Learning Outcomes
1students will be able to express their ideas, opinions and thoughts on a given topic in the target language in writing
2students will be able to express their ideas, opinions and thoughts on a given topic in the target language in writing
3students will be able to recognize the structure of a standard short essay and the different types of essays
4students will be able to recognize the structure of a standard short essay and the different types of essays
5students will be able to apply different short essay methods.
6students will be able to apply different short essay methods.
7students will be able to use different writing purposes, strategies and skills.
8students will be able to use different writing purposes, strategies and skills.
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
none
Recommended Optional Programme Components
none
Course Contents
essay types, basic parts of short essays, sample essay reviews, essay writing
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1The aim of the course, its content and expectations from students will be explained; information will be given about the way the course will be evaluated; information will be given about how the course will be taught and the materials to be used; how to study and how to prepare for this course will be explained. In addition, information about the structure of a short essay will be given.
2paragraph structure in short essay
3Introduction of the descriptive essay and its basic parts
4writing a descriptive essay
5Introduction of the narrative essay and its basic parts
6writing a narrative essay
7Introduction of the opinion essay and its basic parts
8midterm exam
9writing an opinion essay
10introduction of the comparison and contrast essay type and its basic parts
11writing comparison and contrast essay
12Introduction of cause and effect essay type and its basic parts
13writing a cause-effect essay
14general overview
Recommended or Required Reading
Savage, A., & Mayer, P. (2006). Effective academic writing: the short essay. Oxford University Press.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
none
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Makeup Examination111
Attending Lectures14342
Writing Paper14228
Criticising Paper14228
Self Study14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
Homework14114
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)163
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