Information Package / Course Catalogue
Reading & Writing II
Course Code: YD112
Course Type: Non Departmental Elective
Couse Group: First Cycle (Bachelor's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 3
Prt.: 0
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 4
Objectives of the Course

The main focus of the course is to lead students step by step through a meaningful academic writing assignment with new and real themes via academic skills such as critical thinking activities. During the course, firstly, students foster interest in the topic and develop a personal connection to the topic; then they explore content and expand their written and spoken language through learning-oriented vocabulary and word forms.

Course Content

This course enables students to construct complete sentences and write a paragraph about a classmate, write an opinion letter, write a biography, write a paragraph about a special possession or collection, give examples to support opinions and write a letter to the editor, write a descriptive paragraph about a place or business, complete a diary and write an autobiography, write a comparison/contrast paragraph, write follow-up questions, a concluding sentence, an opinion paragraph, and write a response.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Ins. Şebnem GÜNAYDIN
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to construct complete sentences and write a paragraph about a classmate
2.To be able to write an opinion letter
3.To be able to write a biography
4.To be able to write a paragraph about a special possession or collection
5.To be able to give examples to support opinions and write a letter to the editor
6.To be able to write a descriptive paragraph about a place or business
7.To be able to complete a diary and write an autobiography
8.To be able to write a comparison/contrast paragraph
9.To be able to write follow-up questions, a concluding sentence, an opinion paragraph
10.To be able to write a response
Recommended or Required Reading
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Going out of Business? – Activating prior knowledge
Week 2 - Theoretical
Going out of Business? – Supporting opinions
Week 3 - Theoretical
Going out of Business? – Categorizing Information
Week 4 - Theoretical
Flying High and Low – Analyzing an Advertisement
Week 5 - Theoretical
Part 3C – Flying High and Low – Describing an illustration
Week 6 - Theoretical
Flying High and Low - Supporting inferences
Week 7 - Theoretical
Are We There Yet? – Interpreting a Picture
Week 8 - Theoretical
Part 3 C - Are We There Yet? – Conducting a survey
Week 9 - Theoretical
Are We There Yet? – Hypothesizing another’s point of view
Week 10 - Theoretical
Full House – Comparing families
Week 11 - Theoretical
Part 3C - Full House – Discussing the pros and cons
Week 12 - Theoretical
Full House - Supporting opinions with reasons
Week 13 - Theoretical
How Young is Too Young? – Comparing sport preferences
Week 14 - Theoretical
Part 3C - How Young is Too Young? – expressing agreement and disagreement
Week 15 - Theoretical
How Young is Too Young? - expressing agreement and disagreement
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%30
Final Examination1%60
Assignment15%10
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory150460
Assignment100220
Project35015
Midterm Examination1033
Final Examination1033
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)101
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PÇ-1
PÇ-2
PÇ-3
PÇ-4
PÇ-5
PÇ-6
PÇ-7
PÇ-8
PÇ-9
PÇ-10
OÇ-1
2
2
2
2
2
2
OÇ-2
2
2
2
2
2
2
OÇ-3
2
2
2
2
2
2
OÇ-4
2
2
2
2
2
2
OÇ-5
2
2
2
2
2
2
OÇ-6
2
2
2
2
2
2
OÇ-7
2
2
2
2
2
2
OÇ-8
2
2
2
2
2
2
OÇ-9
2
2
2
2
2
2
OÇ-10
2
2
2
2
2
2
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