Report Writing Skills (ENG204) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Report Writing Skills ENG204 2 0 0 2 3
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Problem Solving, Team/Group, Brain Storming, Role Play, Project Design/Management.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Instructor İngilizce Servis Dersleri Koordinatörlüğü Okutmanları
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course aims to help the students of Faculty of Engineering and Mathematics Department of Faculty of Arts and Science acquire the basic theory and application of a research based technical report including proper style (APA), organization, format, language, argumentation and reasoning skills and produce a well written report at the level of B2* (Independent User) as stated in Common European Framework of Reference.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Differentiate between the elements of an essay and a report,
  • Study on a model report for increasing awareness on content, organization and format of a report,
  • Research and narrow down a topic for writing a report,
  • Research for appropriate sources to be used as evidence for the report,
  • Evaluate the quality of an online source,
  • Practise writing a detailed outline,
  • Practise revising print sources for research in the classroom,
  • Study the writing procedures for the introductory section of the report,
  • Revise the theory and practise of in-text citations and end-of text citations,
  • Complete additional practise in integrating, punctuating, and documenting quotations, paraphrases and summaries,
  • Study the writing procedures for the body section of the report,
  • Study the writing procedures for the conclusion section of the report,
  • Receive feedback from the instructor about each part of your report,
  • Practise preparing an oral presentation,
  • Present the report briefly in front of audience.
Course Content Research-based report writing skills; types of reports and models, the choice of topics, formation of thesis statements, writing paraphrases and summaries, preparation of report outlines, evaluation of print and electronic sources, in-text and end-of-text citation, report presentation in oral and written format.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 An Introduction to English 212 –orientation- Course syllabus and course booklet
2 Overview of a Report Fundamental principles of report writing • Essays vs. reports • Purpose of report writing CHAPTER 1
3 The World of Advertising • Reading and Vocabulary Practice • Revision of Tenses • Listening: Advertising on the Air Northstar Student’s Book- Unit 1 (pp.1-13)
4 • Writing Practice Going to Extremes: Sports and Obsession • Reading and Vocabulary Practice • Revision of Modals Northstar Student’s Book- Unit 1 (p.17) Northstar Student’s Book- Unit 2 (pp.19-29) Yardımcı Kitap – Module 2 (pp.42-45)
5 • Listening: Pushing the Limit • Writing Practice • Revision of Subject-Verb Agreement
6 The Miracle Cure • Reading and Vocabulary Practice • Writing Practice • Summary Writing • Internet Activity
7 1. MIDTERM Speaking of Gender • Reading and Vocabulary Practice • Paraphrasing • Writing Practice
8 • Transitions I • Research Activity Always in Fashion • Reading and Vocabulary Practice • Transitions II
9 • Revision of Passive Voice • Revision of Sentence and Clause Types Crime and Punishment / Academic Paragraph Writing • Writing Process • The Structure of a Paragraph • Parts of a Paragraph
10 • Practice on the Components of Paragraph • Outlining • From Outline to Paragraph
11 • Writing Practice • Reading and Vocabulary Practice • Writing Practice Northstar Student’s Book- Unit 9 (pp.155-161)
12 • Writing a Paragraph Finding a Spouse / Cause-Effect Paragraphs • Reading and Vocabulary Practice • Writing Practice
13 • Writing Practice • Theory about Type-Specific Transitions and Organization • Writing Practice on Cause-Effect Paragraphs
14 • Punctuation and Capitalization • Using Related Word Forms for Cohesion • Revision of Articles • Writing Practice on Cause-Effect Paragraphs • Writing Reflection Papers for Portfolio
15 Final Examination Period
16 Final Examination Period


Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 10
Presentation 1 10
Project 5 20
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 60
Toplam 8 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 0