INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature
2016-2017

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 128 Advanced Writing II Undergraduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 6 2 + 2 150 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Amna Brdarević-Čeljo, Assist. Prof. Dr. Assistant professor Amna Brdarević-Čeljo Amna Brdarević-Čeljo, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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Advanced Writing II aims to enhance students\' academic skills, by integrating critical thinking strategies such as making inference, synthesizing and drawing logical conclusions based on texts they read. In order to help students develop strategies in academic writing, various types of writing ( e.g. description, narrative, action etc.) and different writing tasks (a formal and informal letter, leaflets, brochures, reports, research paper etc.) will be composed and analyzed, with special attention paid to intertextual cohesion and coherence.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
Upon completion of this course, students:

• will have gained the basic knowledge of different types of writing;
• will have improved their writing skills to a significant extent.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Course introduction and syllabus overview Paragraph and essay structure;
  2. Style and register; Formal and informal writing
  3. Cohesion
  4. Punctuation
  5. Formal letter writing: letter of complaint
  6. Formal letter writing: job application and CV writing
  7. Formal letter writing: Reservations and bookings; Informal letter writing
  8. Mid-term Exam
  9. Reports
  10. Articles and Reviews
  11. Public information: leaflets, brochures and information sheets
  12. Academic style: Paraphrasing, summarizing;
  13. Referencing, Quotation; Plagiarism
  14. The structure of academic article;
  15. Cumulative, covers all course content;

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic
  1. Essay and paragraph writing – practice
  2. Description: making descriptions interesting, describing pictures and objects, describing products (AW, Unit 1)
  3. Action: Instructions and directions, advice, processes and systems; (AW, Unit 2)
  4. Narrative: narratives and connecting words, biographical narrative; (AW, Unit 3)
  5. Narrative: newspaper stories (AW, Unit 3)
  6. Giving your opinion: argument, review, personal advice (AW, Unit 4)
  7. People and places: describing people and places (AW, Unit 5)
  8. Mid-term Exam
  9. Definitions (AWC, Unit 5)

  1. Exemplification (AWC, Unit 6)
  2. Classification (AWC, Unit 7)
  3. Comparison and Contrast (AWC, Unit 8)
  4. Cause and Effect (AWC, Unit 9)
  5. Generalization, Qualification and Caution (AWC, Unit 10)
  6. Cumulative, covers all course content

TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
Description
  • Interactive Lectures
  • Practical Sessions
  • Excersises
  • Discussions and group work
  • Student debates
  • Assignments
  • Other:Writing journal
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Midterm Exam(s)130
Attendance5
Final Exam140
+Writing journal125%
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • • Cory, Hugh. (1999). Advanced Writing with English in Use. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Referred to as AW)
    • • Jordan, R.R. (1992). Academic Writing Course. Edinburgh: Nelson. (Reffered to as AWC)

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14228
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14228
    Midterm Examination (1 week)122
    Final Examination(1 week)122
    Preparation for Midterm Examination5525
    Preparation for Final Examination7535
    Assignment / Homework/ Project10330
    Seminar / Presentation 0
    Total Workload: 150
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 6