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

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 + 2 138 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Vildana Dubravac, Assist. Prof. Dr. Asst. prof. Vildana Dubravac Vildana Dubravac, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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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 letters and articles.

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. Background to writing (developing plans from titles)
  3. Evaluating a text, understanding purpose and register)
  4. Selecting key points, paraphrasing; summary writing
  5. Combining sources; planning a text; organizing paragraphs
  6. Organizing the main body, introductions, conclusions
  7. Elements of writing (coherence, cohesion, comparison)
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Definitions, discussions, examples, generalizations
  10. Numbers, references and quotations
  11. Style, synonyms, visual representations
  12. Accuracy in writing
  13. Comparative and discursive essays
  14. Designing and reporting surveys
  15. Writing formal letters, CVs

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction
  2. Background to writing (developing plans from titles)
  3. Evaluating a text, understanding purpose and register)
  4. Selecting key points, paraphrasing; summary writing
  5. Combining sources; planning a text; organizing paragraphs
  6. Organizing the main body, introductions, conclusions
  7. Elements of writing (coherence, cohesion, comparison)
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Definitions, discussions, examples, generalizations

  1. Numbers, references and quotations
  2. Style, synonyms, visual representations
  3. Accuracy in writing
  4. Comparative and discursive essays
  5. Designing and reporting surveys
  6. Writing formal letters, CVs

TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
Description
  • Practical Sessions
  • Excersises
  • Presentation
  • Assignments
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Homework20
Midterm Exam(s)120
Term Paper120
Attendance110
Final Exam130
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
  • To understand writing as a process;
  • To develop an awareness of literary forms and genres;
  • To develop basic writing skills to advanced writing skills
  • To develop skills for writing different types of texts/essays/genres
  • To edit, analyze, and critique written work.
TEXTBOOK(S)
  • Bailey, S. (2004). Academic Writing. A Practical Guide for Students. New York: RautledgeFalmer.

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)15345
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)12224
Midterm Examination (1 week)122
Final Examination(1 week)122
Preparation for Midterm Examination12020
Preparation for Final Examination13030
Assignment / Homework/ Project11515
Seminar / Presentation 100
Total Workload: 138
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 6