Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Writing Techniques TDE315 5 3 + 0 4

Prerequisites Absent

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Elective
Coordinator Assist.Prof. BETÜL MUTLU
Instructors Assist.Prof. BETÜL MUTLU
Goals The aim of this course is to help the students improve their academic writing skills
Contents The fundamentals of paragraph, rhetorical modes, developmental methods, the process of paragraph writing, the fundamentals of composition, the process of composition writing, critical reading of literary texts, writing critical essays about literary texts
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 The students will improve their academic writing skills.
2 They will gain insight into the fundamentals of paragraph and essay writing.
3 They will develop an ability to analyze literary texts and write critical essays about them.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods lecture, question-answer, discussion
Assessment Methods A: Written Exam, B: Oral Exam, C: Homework



Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 The fundamentals of paragraph: topic sentence, support, concluding sentence read the course material to be processed.
2 The fundamentals of paragraph: unity and coherence read the course material to be processed.
3 Rhetorical modes: explanatory, descriptive and narrative paragraph read the course material to be processed.
4 Developmental methods read the course material to be processed.
5 The process of paragraph writing: prewriting, drafting and revising read the course material to be processed.
6 The fundamentals of composition: thesis statement, introduction, developmental paragraphs and conclusion read the course material to be processed.
7 The fundamentals of composition: unity and coherence read the course material to be processed.
8 The process of composition writing: prewriting, drafting and revising read the course material to be processed.
9 MIDTERM EXAM Repetition of the topics included in the exam.
10 Critical reading of literary texts read the course material to be processed.
11 Analysis of critical essays on literary texts read the course material to be processed.
12 Analysis of critical essays on literary texts read the course material to be processed.
13 Writing critical essays on literary texts read the course material to be processed.
14 Improving critical essays on literary texts read the course material to be processed.



Sources
Textbook Aydın Türkbal, Bilimsel Araştırma Yöntemleri ve Yazma Teknikleri, Aktif Publications, 2003.
Additional Resources Salih Bolak, Öykü Yazma Teknikleri, Varlık Yayınları, 2005. Aydın Türkbal, Bilimsel Araştırma Yöntemleri ve Yazma Teknikleri, Aktif Yayınevi, 2003.



Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 100
In-Term Total 1 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100





Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Possessing, on the basis of competency in the field, advanced level theoretical and practical knowledge of the field supported by textbooks with updated information, practice equipments, research methods and techniques applied to field studies and other resources. x
2 Using of advanced theoretical and practical knowledge within the field. x
3 Using and interpreting acquired advanced knowledge and skills within the field of human sciences in areas of education, research and community service. x
4 Taking responsibility both as a team member and individually in order to solve unexpected complex problems faced within the implementations in the field. x
5 Planning and managing activities towards the development of subordinates x
6 Planning personal and institutional development using knowledge and skills in the field x
7 Evaluating the knowledge and skills acquired at an advanced level in the field with a critical approach. x
8 Determining learning needs of subordinates and direct the learning. x
9 Developing positive attitude towards lifelong learning. x
10 Informing people and institutions on issues in the field, transferring ideas and solution proposals to problems theoretically and practically x
11 Sharing the ideas and solution proposals to problems on issues in the field with professionals and non-professionals by the supporting of qualitative and quantitative data via various communication instruments. x
12 Joining various social, cultural and artistic events in the field of Human Sciences. x
13 Monitoring the developments in the field and share information with peers by using a foreign language at least at a level of European Language Portfolio B1 General Level. x
14 Using programs required in the field ; informatics and communication technologies in advanced level x
15 Collecting, interpreting, applying field-related data and share it with related person, organizations and institutions x
16 Oversee ethical values in the process of the implementation of information. x
17 Supporting the universality of social and cultural rights in the field ; possessing sufficient consciousness of social justice and protecting the historical and cultural heritage x
18 Carrying out interdisciplinary studies in the field. x
19 Acting in accordance with the framework of the quality processes. x



ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 5 70
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load (h) 116
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 3.87
ECTS Credit of the Course 4