Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature

Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 117 Advanced Reading and Writing I Undergraduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 2 + 2 842 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Harun BAŞTUĞ, Research Assistant Elma Ferić Bojić, Senior Teaching Assistant
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Students will be able do develop and improve aspects of academic reading in the English language, develop new vocabulary which is relevant to academic studies and the ability to derive meaning from context, advance to a higher level of reading comprehension, apply skills learned from reading texts to writing essays, and preparing presentations, debates in English, to analyze and produce different types of essays (e.g. comparison and contrast, classification, process analysis, cause-and-effect analysis, and argumentative) that are unified, coherent and organized. In addition to the integration of reading with writing, research-based instruction will be adopted, so that students will develop basic research skills including library or Internet search.

  1. Introduction to Reading in English; Background to and Types of Academic Writing
  2. Assessing Your Previous Reading Knowledge; Introduction to paragraph and essay writing structure
  3. Inferring vocabulary from context; Recognizing time and sequence markers; Using idioms with get; Organizing the process essay; Writing an effective introduction
  4. Reading skills: Developing Critical Approaches; Inferring vocabulary from context; Recognizing coherence markers; Organizing the problem-solution essay; Writing the conclusion
  5. Annotating and reading; Using collocations with do and make; Writing a summary
  6. Reading skills: Recognizing classification markers; Using verb suffixes; Organizing the classification essay
  7. Reading comprehension; Using a Venn Diagram; Using adverb-adjective collocation; Using comparison and contrast markers; Organizing the comparison-contrast essay
  8. Reading comprehension; Recognizing a causal chain; Organizing a cause-effect essay; Using cause-effect markers
  9. Reading comprehension; Identifying arguments and counter-arguments; Organizing the argumentative essay
  10. Reading comprehension; Scanning for information; Identifying formal and informal synonyms; Organizing the thematic analysis essay
  11. Proofreading, editing, and note taking
  12. Group work: reading an article, preparing a presentation, and debating

  1. Conditionals
  2. Revising for the final exam


    • Lectures
    • Excersises
    • Presentation
    • Assignments
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Midterm Exam(s)50
    Final Exam150
    Total: 110
    Learning outcomes
    • Read a variety of texts by using a range of strategies, including decoding and guessing meaning in unfamiliar texts
    • Recognize sentence and paragraph structures
    • Write meaningful introductions and conclusions
    • Recognize sentence linkers and markers - such as for cause and effect; apply strategies to craft, format and produce samples of writing at an advanced level
    • Demonstrate increased relevant and correct vocabulary.
    • Ward, Colin.2010. From Reading to Writing Level 4, Pearson ESL.
    • Baily, Stephen.2011. Academic Writing, A Handbook for International Students, Routledge

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)1556840
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
    Midterm Examination (1 week)1 / 111
    Final Examination(1 week)111
    Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
    Preparation for Final Examination6 0
    Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
    Seminar / Presentation 0
    Total Workload: 842
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 34