INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature
2017-2018

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 123 Advanced Writing I Undergraduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Non-area Elective 6 2 + 1 119

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Vildana Dubravac, Assist. Prof. Dr. Assist. prof. Vildana Dubravac Vildana Dubravac, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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This course prepares students for the demands of advanced writing in English. It includes instruction and practice in critical writing, reading and thinking; planning, writing, and revision of paragraphs/essays; and clarity and coherency of written ideas. It enables students to write high-quality documents and different types of essays.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
The general objectives of the course require each student to:
• Enable students to express themselves coherently in writing.
• Enable students to write different types of writing.
• Develop the ability to effectively critique your own writing

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction
  2. Basic organization of a paragraph
  3. Characteristics of good writing
  4. The writing process
  5. From paragraph to essay
  6. The use of transitions
  7. Mid-term exam preparation
  8. Mid-term exam
  9. The thesis statement
  10. The introductory paragraph
  11. The concluding paragraph
  12. Body paragraphs
  13. Process
  14. Classification
  15. Persuasion

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction
  2. Basic organization of a paragraph
  3. Characteristics of good writing
  4. The writing process
  5. From paragraph to essay
  6. The use of transitions
  7. Mid-term exam preparation
  8. Mid-term exam
  9. The thesis statement

  1. The introductory paragraph
  2. The concluding paragraph
  3. Body paragraphs
  4. Process
  5. Classification
  6. Persuasion

TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
Description
  • Interactive Lectures
  • Excersises
  • Presentation
  • Discussions and group work
  • Student debates
  • Assignments
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Homework15
Midterm Exam(s)130
Class Deliverables15
Final Exam140
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
  • understanding writing as a process
  • raising awareness of literary forms and genres
  • developing basic writing skills
  • enabling students to write different types of essays
  • enabling students to edit their own and the writing of others
TEXTBOOK(S)
  • Boardman, C. A., Frydenberg, J. (2008). Writing to Communicate – Paragraphs and Essays (third edition). Pearson Longman.

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)11515
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)31545
Midterm Examination (1 week)122
Final Examination(1 week)122
Preparation for Midterm Examination155
Preparation for Final Examination11010
Assignment / Homework/ Project14040
Seminar / Presentation 0
Total Workload: 119
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5