INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature
2014-2015

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 321 Writing for a Specific Purpose Undergraduate 3 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 2 + 2 70 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Vildana Dubravac, Assist. Prof. Dr. Vildana Dubravac, Assist. Prof. Dr.
vildana.dubravac@ibu.edu.ba no email

This course prepares students for the demands of academic writing. 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, including summaries, essays, reports, formal and informal letter, articles as well as presentations for professional and academic purposes.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
The foundational objectives are as follows.
• 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. characteristics of good writing –structure (coherence, cohesion, unity) punctuation the organization of paragraphs- basic organization (topic sentence, body, concluding sentence), connecting sentences
  3. from paragraph to essay (expanding paragraphs, using transitions)
  4. Style and register Types of writing: description 1
  5. Types of writing: description 2
  6. Types of writing: action
  7. Types of writing: giving your opinion
  8. Types of writing: narratives
  9. Midterm Exam
  10. Types of writing: formal letters
  11. Types of writing: informal letters
  12. Types of writing: reports
  13. Types of writing: articles and reviews
  14. Types of writing: public information
  15. Course review

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Lectures
    • Practical Sessions
    • Excersises
    • Presentation
    • Self Evaluation
    • Project
    • Assignments
    • Demonstration
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Project110
    Midterm Exam(s)120
    Final Exam150
    +in-class assignment 20
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • Releasing creativity
    • How to write different genres
    • Writing from a point of view
    • Bringing your writing to life
    • Writing dialogues
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • Corry, H. (2008). Advanced Writing with English in Use CAE (New Edition). Oxford University Press

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14342
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)12224
    Midterm Examination (1 week)122
    Final Examination(1 week)122
    Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
    Preparation for Final Examination6 0
    Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
    Seminar / Presentation 0
    Total Workload: 70
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 3