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 + 2 117 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Elma Ferić Bojić, Senior Teaching Assistant Eldin Milak Elma Ferić Bojić, Senior Teaching Assistant
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ELT 117 is focused on writing and reading as mutually interrelated skills, connected through a series of complex processes which constitute the acts of interpretation and production. The first part of the course covers the basics of good writing, including the construction of essays, development of arguments, and finding one’s own voice. This course also presents students with a wide range of authentic reading materials, including articles, books, essays, and academic texts. Critical thinking skills such as synthesizing information, analyzing a problem, and reacting on the basis of evaluation are fostered. Written production is the focus of ELT 117, and will therefore be varied and extensive. Across a period of 14 weeks students will develop and enhance their writing skills, and learn how to be a better and more analytical reader.

The following are some of the course objectives for ELT 117: successful analysis and identification of a variety of written texts; replication of said texts; development of critical reasoning, including the usage of deduction, induction, and reduction; enhanced writing skills and development of an authorial voice; development of basic reading strategies, including skimming, scanning, and inference; a deepened understanding of the relations between the text and the real world.

  1. Introduction to writing
  2. The writing process
  3. The ins and outs of writing
  4. Writing analytically
  5. Essay patterns
  6. Writing articles
  7. Writing between the lines
  8. Writing about yourself
  9. Creative writing
  10. Imaginative writing
  11. Criticism
  12. Feedback and reviews
  13. Book report


    • Interactive Lectures
    • Practical Sessions
    • Excersises
    • Assignments
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Midterm Exam(s)130
    Term Paper120
    Final Exam130
    Total: 100
    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.

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)13030
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)11515
    Midterm Examination (1 week)1 / 111
    Final Examination(1 week)111
    Preparation for Midterm Examination12020
    Preparation for Final Examination13030
    Assignment / Homework/ Project12020
    Seminar / Presentation 0
    Total Workload: 117
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5