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

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 321 Writing for Specific Purposes Undergraduate 3 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 1 + 2 125 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Ceylani Akay, Assist. Prof. Dr. Ceylani Akay and Eldin Milak Ceylani Akay, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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The course Writing for Specific Purposes is intended to give you a broad introduction to writing that is produced with a certain purpose in mind. While generally all writing has a purpose of sorts, in this course you will familiarize yourself with styles of writing that are more formal and academic in nature, and as such, are often produced with the purpose of conveying, refuting, or arguing about the subject topic. In terms of content, this course includes instruction and practice in critical writing, reading and thinking, planning, writing, and revision of paragraphs/essays, and clarity and coherency of written ideas and arguments.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
The course enables students to write high-quality documents, including summaries, essays, reports, formal and informal correspondence, articles as well as presentations for professional and academic purposes.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Some preliminary questions: writing and interpretation
  2. Some preliminary definitions: author, reader, text
  3. Characteristics of good writing: from a sentence to a text
  4. Logic and ethics in writing: forming arguments and counter-arguments
  5. Writing as a form of communication: correspondence
  6. Writing to persuade: how to get what you want
  7. Writing to persuade: essays and editorials
  8. Midterm exam
  9. The tenets of academic writing: subjectivity and objectivity
  10. The tenets of academic writing: language, style, structure
  11. The tenets of academic writing: ethics, sources, and plagiarism
  12. Writing to critique: commentary and informed opinions
  13. Writing to entertain: comedy, satire, and irony
  14. Writing as a form of art: what’s in a word?
  15. Final Exam

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic
  1. Some preliminary questions: writing and interpretation
  2. Some preliminary definitions: author, reader, text
  3. Characteristics of good writing: from a sentence to a text
  4. Logic and ethics in writing: forming arguments and counter-arguments
  5. Writing as a form of communication: correspondence
  6. Writing to persuade: how to get what you want
  7. Writing to persuade: essays and editorials
  8. Midterm exam
  9. The tenets of academic writing: subjectivity and objectivity
  10. The tenets of academic writing: language, style, structure

  1. The tenets of academic writing: ethics, sources, and plagiarism
  2. Writing to critique: commentary and informed opinions
  3. Writing to entertain: comedy, satire, and irony
  4. Writing as a form of art: what’s in a word?
  5. Final exam

TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
Description
  • Interactive Lectures
  • Practical Sessions
  • Excersises
  • Presentation
  • Assignments
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Homework230
Midterm Exam(s)120
Final Exam150
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)
  • ELT 321 course packet

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)15230
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)15230
Midterm Examination (1 week)122
Final Examination(1 week)133
Preparation for Midterm Examination11515
Preparation for Final Examination12020
Assignment / Homework/ Project12525
Seminar / Presentation 0
Total Workload: 125
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5