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Instructor Office Hours 2011-2012 Fall İDB 105 Composition I Demet GÜL, Ph.D.
OBJECTIVE(S) OF THE COURSE This course mainly aims at developing the composition skills of the students so that they can analyze and compose well-written texts by following the main steps involved in academic paragraph composition. WEEKLY TOPICS DATE 14/09/12 21/09/12
Introduction: Definition of an academic paragraph, parts of a paragraph, the process of writing Pre-writing 1: Narrowing down a topic (brainstorm, free
ASSIGNMENT/READING Fawcett 2-7 Fawcett 8-19
writing, clustering, asking questions, keeping a journal), purpose, audience
28/09/12 5/0192012 12/10/12 19/10/12 02/1012012 09/11/2012 16/11/12 23/11/12 30/11/12 07/12/2012 14/12/12 21/12/2012
Pre-writing 2: Constructing controlling ideas Writing a topic sentence Unity, Coherence, Cohesion Paragraph outline Types of academic paragraph
Fawcett 19-34 Fawcett 34-44 Fawcett 45-67 Smalley& Ruetten Smalley& Ruetten MID-TERM Fawcett 71-77 Fawcett 78-80 Fawcett 81-86 Fawcett 87-89 Fawcett 90-96 Fawcett 97-98 FINAL
Illustrative paragraph: topic sentence, major and minor support Illustrative paragraph: outline, first draft, revision Narrative paragraph: topic sentence, major and minor support Narrative paragraph: outline, first draft, revision Descriptive paragraph: topic sentence, major and minor support Descriptive paragraph: outline, first draft, revision
FINAL REFERENCES Textbook(s)
Fawcett, Susan. (20011) Evergreen: A Guide to Writing with Readings (9 th Edition). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. Ruetten, Mary K. (1997) Developing Composition Skills: Rhetoric And Grammar. USA: Heinle & Heinle. Smalley, Regina L. and Mary K. Ruetten and Joan Rishel Kozyrev (2000). Refining Composition Skills: Rhetoric and Grammar Fifth Edition. USA: Heinle & Heinle.
Cheating. Research Paper and Thesis (A.T. . Cell phones must be turned off. Assignments submitted later than the indicated dates are not accepted.GRADING Mid-Term Final STUDENT REQUIREMENTS % 20 20 % 20 40 Total 40 60 It is the student’s responsibility to record and follow his own attendance.R. Students must not enter the classroom after the first 10 minutes. or set to vibration during the class. Camera. tape or video recording are not allowed if not stated otherwise. Assignments must be prepared in accordance with the Department’s Assignment. plagiarism and any other form of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Stick to the deadlines.) Preparation Guide. You must attend the 60% of the courses to pass the class at least.