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COURSE UNIT TITLECOURSE UNIT CODESEMESTERTHEORY + PRACTICE (Hour)ECTS
ACADEMIC READING AND WRITING IN PSYCHOLOGY PSY103 First Term (Fall) 3 + 0 5

TYPE OF COURSE UNITCompulsory Course
LEVEL OF COURSE UNITBachelor's Degree
YEAR OF STUDY1
SEMESTERFirst Term (Fall)
NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED5
NAME OF LECTURER(S)Instructor Elif Öykü Us
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT At the end of this course, the students;
1) Will be able to read academic texts.
2) Will be able to analyze and synthesize academic text.
3) Will be able to search databases and library catalogues.
4) Will be able to use knowledge in academic text to increase their academic efficiency.
5) Will be able to write essays and laboratory reports according to the APA style.
MODE OF DELIVERYFace to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSENo
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTNone
COURSE DEFINITIONThe aim of this course is to improve students? reading and writing skills for academic reading materials, specifically, on psychological texts. During this course, students are expected to learn how to find main ideas, to analyze and synthesize them from academic texts. In order to improve reading, the course also aims to connect searching, note taking, and reading skills. Therefore, this course aims to inform students on different reading types and purposes, reading articles and chapters, being critical and reflective on academic texts as well as note taking and searching skills. Within the scope of the course, another objective is to help students improve their skills in academic writing not only by lectures and discussions but also with in class and between class writing activities An additional aim is to improve students? knowledge and skills for preparing psychological texts such as brochures, blog and magazine articles.
COURSE CONTENTS
WEEKTOPICS
1st Week Introduction to Course
2nd Week Types of Academic Sources
3rd Week Database and Library Search
4th Week APA Format and Citation Basics
5th Week Publishing and Ethics in Research
6th Week Selecting Source Materials
7th Week Note Taking Skills and Skim Reading
8th Week Paraphrasing Skills
9th Week Lab Report Introduction: Formulation of hypothesis based on theory, critique of past research, rationale
10th Week Lab Report Methodology and Results: Description of participants, materials, procedure, SPSS analysis and results summary
11th Week Lab Report Discussion, Abstract and References: Comparison of current and past findings, theoretical explanation of findings, limitations, future directions
12th Week Essay writing: Introduction of topic, building arguments for and against debates
13th Week Essay writing: Conclusion
14th Week Evaluation
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READINGBurns, T., & Sinfield, S. (2012). Essential study skills: the complete guide to success at university. London: Sage Publications.
Eldoğan, D., Korkmaz, L., Yeniçeri, Z., & Kökdemir, D. (2017). Akademik yazım kuralları kitapçığı (5th ed.). Ankara: Başkent Üniversitesi Geliştirme Vakfı İktisadi İşletmesi.
Hatala, M. (2017). Learn APA style: Writing in psychology and the social sciences. Greentop MO: Greentop Academic
Press.
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODSLecture,Discussion,Questions/Answers,Project
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 QuantityPercentage(%)
Mid-term115
Assignment160
Total(%)75
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)75
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)25
Total(%)100
ECTS WORKLOAD
Activities Number Hours Workload
Midterm exam111
Preparation for Quiz
Individual or group work14456
Preparation for Final exam
Course hours14342
Preparation for Midterm exam12020
Laboratory (including preparation)
Final exam111
Homework13030
Total Workload150
Total Workload / 305
ECTS Credits of the Course5
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTIONEnglish
WORK PLACEMENT(S)No
  

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