ECTS - Research Techniques and Academic Writing

Research Techniques and Academic Writing (ELIT105) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Research Techniques and Academic Writing ELIT105 3 0 0 3 7
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, Discussion, Brain Storming.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to provide students with some degree of expertise in research so that they attain some skills to conduct and evaluate research and formulate the obtained results in an academic report.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • attain skills of doing research for a given topic
  • are able to develop a thesis statement and write an academic essay
  • attain techniques of summarizing, paraphrasing, quoting from another source
  • are able to use the MLA format
  • are able to use sources effectively
Course Content General characteristics of academic paragraphs and essays that are coherent, cohesive and well-organized as well as the skills of doing research for a given topic and the basics of MLA citation rules.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction Introduction
2 Akademik paragrafı oluşturan temel özellikler Writing a thesis statement
3 Exercise on valid thesis statements Writing a paragraph, developing and supporting ideas, shaping and outlining ideas
4 Writing a paragraph, developing and supporting ideas, shaping and outlining ideas Writing an essay
5 Types of Paragraph Continued (Classification paragraph, Comparison and Contrast paragraph, Cause and Effect paragraph) Types of Paragraph
6 Writing an Essay Writing an Essay
7 Writing an Essay Writing an Essay
8 Writing an Essay Araştırma yapmaya giriş
9 How to do research? How to do research)
10 Midterm Revision
11 MLA Style MLA Style
12 MLA Style MLA Style
13 Quotations and Plagiarism, Exercise on Identifying Plagiarism, Quotations from Sources Quotations and Plagiarism
14 In-class assignment I Revision
15 In-class assignment II Revision
16 Final Exam Revision


Course Book 1. Smalley, Regina L and Mary K. Ruetten. Refining Composition Skills. London, Macmillan, 1990.
Other Sources 2. Reid, Joy M. The Process of Composition. Prentice Hall, 1988
3. Blanchard, Karen and Christine Root. Ready To Write More. London. Longman.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 2 30
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
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
1 To be able to use English language competently concerning four basic skills, namely listening, reading, speaking, and writing X
2 To have extensive theoretical knowledge about English literature. X
3 To gain knowledge about literary theories and to be able to apply these theories to various literary texts X
4 To acquire detailed knowledge about British culture in all its aspects X
5 To be able to compare and contrast English literature with other literatures through works from different periods and genres. X
6 To be able to compare and contrast British culture with other cultures X
7 To plan, organize, and conduct the activities related to the field X
8 To acquire the skills of creative, critical, and analytical thinking X
9 To gain knowledge about how to conduct an academic research and to use the acquired knowledge in accordance with the purpose of the research X
10 To acquire professional ethics and to use them in the process of research and production X
11 The ability to translate various kinds of texts from different disciplines both from English into Turkish and from Turkish into English X
12 To get prepared for professional life by developing a sense of responsibility through individual tasks and group projects X
13 To be able to understand and decipher various discourses involved in literature such as literary, philosophical, psychological, cultural, critical and theoretical discourses in English language X
14 To be able to understand and be a part of world culture X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 5 70
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 2 10 20
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 15 15
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 25 25
Total Workload 178