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English Language Education Program
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Writing Skills II

Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
ELT2002 2 Writing Skills II 2/0/0 CC English 3
Course Goals

The general objective of this course is to make students learn to examine argumentation as a tool for both inquiry and advocacy. Students will develop an experiential focus upon critical examination of issues and ideas (inquiry) and the use of argumentation to support and defend a position (advocacy). This course is designed to expose students to the fundamentals of academic and professional communication in order to develop professionals who can effectively apply communication theories and best practices to meet their academic and professional communication needs.

Prerequisite(s) None
Corequisite(s) None
Special Requisite(s) The minimum qualifications that are expected from the students who want to attend the course.(Examples: Foreign language level, attendance, known theoretical pre-qualifications, etc.)
Instructor(s) Okutman. Dr. Sinan Bataklar
Course Assistant(s)
Schedule Friday, Section B: 10:00-13:00, Section A:13:00-16:00
Office Hour(s) Şirinevler Campus, Room YDB-708, s.bataklar@iku.edu.tr, 0212 498 41 54
Teaching Methods and Techniques Lecture
Principle Sources Oshima, A., & Hogue, A. (2000). Writing academic english.

Smalley, R. L., Ruetten, M. K., & Kozyrev, J. (2001). Refining composition skills: Rhetoric and grammar. Boston, MA: Heinle & Heinle.

James, M. O., & Evans, N. W. (1989). Beyond words: an advanced reading course. Prentice Hall.

Smalley, R., & Ruetten, M. K. (2000). Refining Comp Skills Ed5 Im. Cengage Heinle.

Academic Writing A Handbook for International Students, Second edition

Writing Research Papers: From Essay to Research Paper
Elt Exams Series Macmillan writing series


Other Sources
Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week Introduction of the aims and content of the course.
2. Week The rules of giving references and summarizing are shown and practiced. Deciding on a research topic, narrowing down a topic / Researching
3. Week Paraphrasing rules are presented and practiced./ Using Evidence to support ideas
4. Week Outlining
5. Week Avoiding Plagiarism
6. Week Summarizing
7. Week 1st check & Paraphrasing (RP)
9. Week The language of the Research Paper
10. Week 2nd check (RP)
11. Week Citation
12. Week Peer-editing
13. Week 3rd check (RP)
14. Week Revision.
15. Week
16. Week
17. Week
Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Midterm(s) 1 40
Project(s) 1 30
Final Exam 1 30

Program Outcomes
PO-1Understand English phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics at advanced level.
PO-2Define the contemporary language learning theories.
PO-3Identify different language learning purposes for various levels.
PO-4Recognize appropriate teaching methods, techniques and strategies for specific purposes.
PO-5Develop skills in listening, speaking and writing for helping learners of English to use language appropriately and comprehensibly.
PO-6Design professional applications for teaching the English language.
PO-7Apply professional assesment tools and methods.
PO-8Determine the problems and solutions at the ELT classroom settings.
PO-9Comprehend the importance of lifelong learning strategies.
PO-10Practice classroom management skills.
Learning Outcomes
LO-1deal with unknown words by guessing their meaning.
LO-2use correct, appropriate language structures, vocabulary & discourse markers
LO-3identify main idea(s) in spoken discourse .
LO-4initiate and maintain discussions
LO-5analyse academic materials about their subject matter and work on academic vocabulary
Course Assessment Matrix:
Program Outcomes - Learning Outcomes Matrix
 PO 1PO 2PO 3PO 4PO 5PO 6PO 7PO 8PO 9PO 10
LO 1
LO 2
LO 3
LO 4
LO 5