COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title: ZHVILLIMI I AFTËSIVE NË SHKRIM DHE LEXIM NË ANGLISHT
Code Course Type Regular Semester Lecture Recit. Lab Credits ECTS
ENGAL 109 E 1 - - - 4 5
Lecturer and Office Hours: Mirela Alhasani
Teaching Assistant(s) and Office Hours: -
Language: English
Compulsory/Elective: Compulsory
Classroom and Meeting Time: N/A
Course Description: -
Course Objectives: To equip students with the analytical/critical reading and writing skills needed to carry out academic endowments at Epoka University as well as in any other professional or academic English speaking environment . - to Acquire an awareness of and ability to use effectively the discourse patterns of academic English - to improve the reading and learning styles of students enabling them to think, read, reflect , analyse and write more effectively and coherently - To have the opportunity to develop writing process through generating ideas, drafting, peer evaluation and team work assessment - to sharpen reading, writing and public speaking skills through defending the written work convincingly through argument in verbal manner.
COURSE OUTLINE
Week Topics
1 • Using English for Academic Purposes- Defining Academic Writing
2 • Reading Types of Literature and Cultural Thought Patterns
3 • Strategies towards Reading Effectively/ Various Illustrative Literature
4 - Overcoming the writers ' block and outlining the Essay
5 • The Basic Shape of an Essay/ Types of Essays
6 • Thesis statement Requirements/ Drafting and Revising Samples
7 • Evaluating Sources and Data/ Issues of Credibility
8 Mid-term Exam
9 • Academic Integrity - incorporating Authors' Work into your Writing
10 • Types of Paragraphs - Practical illustrations
11 -- What is an Efficient Paragraph? Coherence and Cohesion
12 • Linguistic issues in Writing Styles / Sentence Length/ Complexity/ Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
13 - Moving from Essays to Lengthy and complicated Research Papers
14 - Revision and Mutual Feedback on strengths and Weakness Prior to Final Exam
Prerequisite(s): Students enrolling to ENG 109 Development of Reading and Writing Skills in English should have taken English courses in high school at least B1 nearly B2 level which enables them to use working literature in English for Academic purposes.
Textbook: Other Course Materials:- Laurie Rozakis. PhD, 2004 . Quick Guide to Writing Great Research Papers, New York University Press, College Technology at Farmingdale -
Other References: Schaum's Quick Guide to Great Presentation Skills - Schaum's Quick Guide to Writing Great Essays - Schaum's Quick Guide to Great Business Writing - Center of Academic Writing at Central European University, Budapest.
Laboratory Work: N/A
Computer Usage: N/A
Others: No
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
1 • At the End of the Academic course students will be able to develop reading and writing skills in an analytical way
2 • they will be able to conduct individually and in teams, research on a phenomenon.
3 - They will cover Sophisticated literature , be selective on credibility of the information
4 • They will be able to gather data, build up convincing arguments and express them effectively both in written and verbal forms
5 • Students will be able to enrich and enhance their vocabulary and linguistic patterns on English for Academic Purposes
COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO... PROGRAM COMPETENCIES
(Blank : no contribution, 1: least contribution ... 5: highest contribution)
No Program Competencies Cont.
COURSE EVALUATION METHOD
Method Quantity Percentage
Homework
5
5
Midterm Exam(s)
1
25
Presentation
1
10
Final Exam
1
40
Total Percent: 100%
ECTS (ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD)
Activities Quantity Duration(Hours) Total Workload(Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 2.5 35
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Assignments
Final examination 1 20 20
Other 5 2.4 12
Total Work Load:
125
Total Work Load/25(h):
5
ECTS Credit of the Course:
5