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ACADEMIC READING AND WRITING SKILLS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SOS112 ACADEMIC READING AND WRITING SKILLS 2 3 3 7

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Compulsory
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit -
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. KAMİL KAYA
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to enable the students to attain the skills on preparation, writing and presentation of the homework, research report, article, thesis. The scope of the course will be taught by also taking into account the humanitarian situations in the process of working and producing in academic writing with the awareness that the students are not robots. Books on academic writing often give instructions on what to do. However, it is the human being who does this work and what is to be done and how, and which problem will be overcome and how is related to the cognitive processes beyond the simply techniques. Information; is learned, absorbed and applied through the thought-emotion-behavior intertwined. Therefore, at the end of the course, the students will be able to internalize the importance of ethical rules and not only to have the ability to use mechanics in writing and presentation techniques, but also to have the ability to overcome the external and internal difficulties they experience while applying these techniques.
Contents of the Course Unit: In this course; a ground for the course is formed by discussing the relations between the various concept pairs related to the topic such as skills-ability, mind-intelligence, desire-decision, inertial-zeal. Academic writing types are considered comparatively in terms of their functions and are concretized with examples. The students are provided to learn the reading, note taking and writing techniques; performing the academic writing process (literature review, reading and taking notes, determining and the limiting the research question / main theme, determining the methods of analysis of sub-research questions / sub-themes), editing the data, interpreting and reporting) with all stages, to learn IMRAD format and other report formats; to learn the types of academic plagiarism (plagiarism) and how to refer to the sources correctly, to prepare and make presentations using related technologies.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

Knows the importance of thought-feeling-behavior intertwined in the process of preparing and presenting academic writing as in every human production
Describes the types of academic writing, basic concepts related to the writing process
Explains the types of academic writing with giving examples
Describes the research question and use the ability to limit research.
Learns and apply writing abstract according to What-Why-How formula
Applies the types of plagiarism (plagiarism) and the correct references
Reports by paying attention to the ethical rules to be followed in academic writing
Prepares and make presentation by using technological facilities

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - What is academic writing? Basic Concepts. Lecture, Question and Answer, Analysis on several published research reports,
2 Reading, Student materials in addition to teacher materials Importance and process of cognitive issues to succeed in a task, internal factors blocking the cognitive process Lecture, Question and Answer, Analysis on several published research reports,
3 Reading, Student materials in addition to teacher materials Academic writing process and stages Lecture, Question and Answer, Analysis on several published research reports,
4 Reading, Student materials in addition to teacher materials Determining the main theme/research question of the academic writing and classification Lecture, Question and Answer, Analysis on several published research reports,
5 Reading, Student materials in addition to teacher materials Literature Review. Types of Resources. Access ways via Communication Technologies, reading and note taking strategies Lecture, Question and Answer, Analysis on several published research reports,
6 Reading, Student materials in addition to teacher materials Literature Review. Types of Resources. Access ways via Communication Technologies, reading and note taking strategies Lecture, Question and Answer, Analysis on several published research reports,
7 Reading, Student materials in addition to teacher materials Making Use of Library: A presentation by an expert in IGU Library and Documentation Department Lecture, Question and Answer, Analysis on several published research reports,
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Observation in library before and after this subject IMRAD and other academic writing formats Lecture, Question and Answer, Analysis on several published research reports,
10 Reading, Student materials in addition to teacher materials Elements of a report: Cover Page, Abstract, Introduction, Method, Findings, Discussion, Bibliography, Appendix. Lecture, Question and Answer, Analysis on several published research reports,
11 Reading, Student materials in addition to teacher materials Internal consistency of the report and importance of “Contents” in information flow and examples Lecture, Question and Answer, Analysis on several published research reports,
12 Reading, Student materials in addition to teacher materials Academic plagiarism examples and giving correct references in text Lecture, Question and Answer, Analysis on several published research reports,
13 PowerPoint preparation and presentation on a subject determined by students Presentation types: Written, verbal and visual presentation. PowerPoint preparation techniques Lecture, Question and Answer, Analysis on several published research reports,
14 PowerPoint preparation and presentation on a subject determined by students PowerPoint preparation techniques and examples Lecture, Question and Answer, Analysis on several published research reports,
15 Literature Review General Evaluation Lecture, Question and Answer, Analysis on several published research reports,
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students define the concepts they learned and match them with their corresponding phenomena in the social world.
5
2
Students interpret concepts and theories taking into account their historical-cultural contexts.
4
3
Students compare sociological theories with reference to social problems.
0
4
Students distinguish the significance of ecological, social and economical sustainability for world’s future.
4
5
Students develop their knowledge on sustainability by the use of information and communication technologies.
4

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students evaluate qualitative and quantitative data of sociological research studies.
0
2
Students analyse the complicated interactions between the social, cultural, political, economical and demographical phenomena of the global world.
0

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students design a research by their acquired knowledge and experience.
5

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students research field study considering the principle of cultural relativity, scientific and ethical values.
5
2
Students efficiently apply the most suitable information and communication technologies in their studies.
5
3
Students use their knowledge on ecological, social and economical sustainability in all aspects of their lives.
5

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students research on problems which reflect on their fields in the global world undergoing rapid and profound change.
5

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students criticize their advanced knowledge and skills in an analytical manner.
5
2
Students develop their knowledge and skills within the frame of scientific, technological and current developments via adopting the principle of lifelong learning.
5
3
Students act ethically impartial in their research studies.
5

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students criticize their advanced knowledge and skills in an analytical manner.
5

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students apply the principle of cultural relativity, scientific and ethical values with reference to sustainability throughout their studies in their careers.
5

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 13 4 52
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 12 6 72
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 1 8 8
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 6 6
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 43 0 182
Total Workload of the Course Unit 182
Workload (h) / 25.5 7,1
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 7,0