MERSIN UNIVERSITY ENGLISH LINGUISTICS PROGRAM COURSE OUTLINE COURSE INFORMATION Year Semester Course Code Course Title

Instructor 2012-2013 Spring İDB 106 Composition II 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 18/01/2013 TOPIC Introduction: Revision of the main concepts: Topic sentence, Finding topic and controlling idea, outlining, qualifications of a well-organized paragraph, overview of the paragraph types
Process paragraph: topic

ASSIGNMENT/READING Fawcett (2004)

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sentence, supporting ideas,

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concluding sentence
Process paragraph:

outline, drafting, editing

Definition paragraph: topic sentence, supporting

ideas, concluding sentence
Definition paragraph: outline, drafting, editing Comparison paragraph: topic sentence, supporting

ideas, concluding sentence
Comparison paragraph: outline, drafting, editing Midterm Exam Contrastive paragraph: topic sentence, supporting ideas,

concluding sentence, outline, drafting, editing
Classification paragraph: topic sentence, supporting

ideas, concluding sentence
Classification paragraph: outline, drafting, editing Cause-effect paragraph: topic sentence, supporting

ideas, concluding sentence
Cause-effect paragraph: outline, drafting, editing

Persuasive paragraph: topic sentence, supporting

Students must not enter the classroom after the first 10 minutes. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. and Mary K.T. (1997) Developing Composition Skills: Rhetoric And Grammar. Assignments submitted later than the indicated dates are not accepted.) Preparation Guide. Refining Composition Skills: Rhetoric and Grammar Fifth Edition. or set to vibration during the class. Cell phones must be turned off.R.ideas. Ruetten. concluding sentence. Camera. Ruetten and Joan Rishel Kozyrev (2000). Stick to the deadlines. Cheating. plagiarism and any other form of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Mary K. tape or video recording are not allowed if not stated otherwise. GRADING Mid-Term Final assignment s 10 % 15 % visa 30 % 45 % Total 40 % 60 % STUDENT REQUIREMENTS • • • • • • It is the student’s responsibility to record and follow his own attendance. USA: Heinle & Heinle. USA: Heinle & Heinle. Final Exam FINAL REFERENCES Textbook(s) Fawcett. Research Paper and Thesis (A. Susan. Supplementary Reading(s) Smalley. (2004) Evergreen: A Guide to Writing with Readings. Assignments must be prepared in accordance with the Department’s Assignment. . Regina L.

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