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Course Code: 
TKL 202
Course Period: 
Course Type: 
Course Language: 
Course Objectives: 
This course aims to improve students writing skills and teaching them features and rules of the language.
Course Content: 

Characteristics of academic writing: Using definitions, concepts and terms in academic writing; facts and opinion; structure of academic texts (articles, reports and scientific abstract, etc.); writing a claim or proposition (supporting or rejecting an idea); Functional properties of scientific reports and articles; steps of writing a report; explanation, discussion and making connections between texts; writing references (citations and endnotes; preparing reference list); writing title, making summary; writing keywords; ethical issues while writing a scientific text; applications of writing academic text.

Course Methodology: 
1. Lecture 2. Case study 3. Discussion 4. Demonstration 5. Group work 6. Microteaching 7. Problem solving
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A. Supply type B. Multiple-choice test C. Incomplete D. True-False E. Oral exam F. Portfolio G. Performance type H. Report

Vertical Tabs

Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes  Program Learning Outcomes  Teaching 
1- Understands subject, point of view and the main theme in fictional and informative texts. 1, 2, 3, 4 1 A
2- Understands academic language and objective wording. 1, 2, 3, 4 1 A
3- Learns the genres of academic writing. 1, 2, 3, 4 1 A
4- Develops skills of academic writing in report, review and article. 1, 2, 3, 4 1 A
5-Comprehends the very fundamental relationship between ethics and academic working. 1, 2, 3, 4 1 A

Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction/orientation:  Giving students information about the content of the course and how the material will be covered Related  readings
2 Narration, fiction and non-fiction. Reality and writing relations. Related readings
3 Objectivity and scientivity: Introduction to academic discourse and writing. Related readings
4 Definition, quotation and paraphrasing in academic writing. Related readings
5 Argumentation in academic writing: Objective and subjective writing.  Related readings
6 Genres of academic writing: review, report and article. Related readings
7 Analyzing academic writing examples. Related readings
8 Midterm Exam Related readings
9 Writing Exercises I: Objective and Subjective Writing. Related readings
10 Writing Exercises II: Definition, quotation and paraphrasing. Related readings
11 Writing Exercises III: Review writing. Related readings
12 Writing Exercises IV: Report writing. Related readings
13 Writing Exercises V: Article writing. Related readings
14 Fundamentals of all academic issues: ETHICS. Related readings

Recommended Sources

Additional Resources Aksan, Doğan(1975), “Anadili”, Türk Dili,31/285,s. 423-434
Aksan, Doğan (1999), Anlambilim, Ankara, Engin yayınevi

Aksan, Doğan(1987), Her Yönüyle Dil, Ana Çizgileriyle Dilbilim,3 cilt , Ankara

Aksan, Doğan(1996), Türkçenin Sözvarlığı, Ankara, Engin Yayınevi

Aksan, Doğan (2000), Türkiye Türkçesinin Dünü, Bugünü, Yarını, Ankara, Bilgi yayınevi

Atay, Oğuz (2012), Bir Bilim Adamının Romanı Mustafa İnan,36.b., İstanbul,İletişim Yay.

Çotuksöken, Yusuf (2007), Uygulamalı Türk Dili, İstanbul,Papatya Yayıncılık

Korkmaz, Zeynep ve diğerleri (1995), Türk Dili ve Kompozisyon Bilgileri, Ankara,           Yüksek Öğretim Kurulu Matbaası

Özdemir, Emin (2008), Sözlü Yazılı Anlatım Sanatı Kompozisyon, İstanbul, Remzi Kitabevi

Özdemir, Emin (1994), Yazınsal Türler, 2. b.,Ankara, Ümit Yayıncılık

Tanpınar, Ahmet Hamdi (2004), Saatleri Ayarlama Enstitüsü, İstanbul, Dergah Yayınları

Türkçe Ders Notları -TKL 202    (Haz. Bedri Selimhocaoğlu)

Türk Dili,Yazılı Anlatım-Sözlü Anlatım (2009), (Ed.Nurettin Demir, Emine Yılmaz),Ankara, Nobel Yayın Dağıtım

Türkçe Sözlük (2011), Türk Dil Kurumu Yayınları, 11. b., Ankara

Yazım Kılavuzu (2009), Türk Dil Kurumu Yayınları, 26. b., Ankara

Material Sharing


Documents Handouts given to students before the lecture
Exams Midterm, Final



Midterm 1 50
Final 1 50
Total   100
Contribution of final examination to overall grade   50
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade   50
Total   100


Course’s Contribution to Program


No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5  
1 To have the necessary knowledge about “History of Turkish Language” as a part of teaching Turkish language and literature curriculum in high schools.             X  
2 To have the necessary knowledge about “Turkey Turkish” and “Modern Turkish Grammar” as a part of Turkish language and literature teaching in high schools.             X  
3 To have the necessary knowledge about historical lexicology and philological evolution of Turkish language.          X  
4 To have the necessary knowledge about the stages of acculturation and oral / written sources of Turkish language.          X  
5 To have the necessary knowledge about modern Turkish dialects and their literatures.       X    
6 To have the necessary knowledge about “History of Turkish Literature” as a part of Turkish language and literature teaching in high schools.           X    
7 To have the necessary knowledge about all major figures of Turkish literature (writer, poet, critic, academic, etc.) as a part of Turkish language and literature teaching in high schools.              X      
8 To have the necessary knowledge about oral / written sources of medieval and early modern Turkish literature.      X      
9 To have the necessary knowledge about modern Turkish literature from Tanzimat to Republic period throughout the history.    X        
10 To instruct students to synthesize the dynamics of Turkish modernization with the content of Turkish Language and Literature teaching and to have critical attitudes with historiography of Turkish literature.       X      
11 To instruct students to make critical readings of worldwide / national classics listed by Ministry of National Education .   X        
12 To instruct students to synthesize their common knowledge of literary genres, forms and literary history with the theoretical frameworks about construction of national history.       X        
13 To have ability to design original materials for field education and develop new projects.   X        
14 To have the necessary knowledge about paleography, research and presentation techniques using in Humanities.     X      
15 To have a critical and comparative perspective about Turkish literature among world literatures.   X        



Activities Quantity Duration
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 15  x Total course hours) 15 3 45
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 15 3 45
Midterm 1 10 10
Final  1 15 15
Total Work Load     115
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     4.6
ECTS Credit of the Course     5