Course Title : Academic Writing
Code Course
Type
Regular
Semester
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Credits ECTS
ELL 102-1 A 2 3 0 0 3.00 5
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English
Course Level
Description This course provides students with strategies and practice needed to be successful at writing essays in academic level.
Objectives - To equip students with knowledge on strategies essays of various types. - Enable the student to use the process of writing - To enable the correct use of written language
Course Outline
WeekTopics
1Writing for an academic audience. Rhetorical and genre analysis: essays and journal articles.
2Thesis statements. Controlling ideas. Parts of an essay.
3Paragraph Structure: Topic sentence; explanation, evidence, and support; and conclusion.
4APA and MLA. Citing and referencing sources: avoiding plagiarism. Paraphrasing and quoting.
5The process of Academic Writing. Pre-writing: Brainstorming, choosing and narrowing the topic.
6Planning and outlining: Parallel Form Rule, Equivalent Value Rule. Review.
7Drafting and revising: higher order concerns and lower order concerns. Providing peer feedback.
8Midterm Exam
9Transitions. Logical order of ideas. Cohesiveness and coherency.
10Voice and style; grammatical concerns. Mechanics. Formatting according to APA / MLA
11Argumentative essays, compare and contrast essays, descriptive essays.
12Writing literature reviews. Reference lists and annotated bibliographies.
13Research / journal articles.
14Writing reports. Dissertations.
15Writing personal statements / essays.
16Final Exam
Prerequisites
Textbook
Other References
Laboratory Work -
Computer Usage -
Other -
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Students should be able to write clear, well-structured academic texts of some length, with a high degree of grammatical accuracy and in an appropriate style (essays, articles, dissertations, etc.)
2Students should be able to use in a appropriate way a range of argument types and demonstrate a command of both general and specialised vocabulary
3Students should be able to edit one's own and colleagues' texts, improving them stylistically and grammatical
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Midterms120
Quizzes00
Projects135
Term Projects00
Laboratory00
Attendance115
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade70
Contribution of final examination to overall grade30
Total100
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
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Total Workload
(hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16348
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14342
Assignments 133
Midterms 188
Final examination 11212
Other 166
Total Work Load 119
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 4.76
ECTS 5

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