Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature

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. 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.

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

  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


    • Lectures
    • Practical Sessions
    • Excersises
    • Presentation
    • Self Evaluation
    • Project
    • Assignments
    • Demonstration
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    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
    • 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