TDS 205 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Professional Writing Skills I
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
TDS 205
Fall
2
0
2
3

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Turkish
Course Type
Required
Course Level
-
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to understand, comprehend and express their feelings and thoughts; to define and compare official writing, business writing and special writing; to learn the rules of writing and marking in all correspondence; to have the technical knowledge of CV, front letter and reference letter.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The students who succeeded in this course will be able to; Explain the importance and characteristics of written communication at work life.
  • Define the formal, informal and business letters.
  • List the correspondence types and techniques used at work life.
  • Write formal, informal and business letters according to format and context rules.
  • Respond an incoming letter.
  • Make the records of incoming and outgoing papers.
Course Content This course contains; concept, definition and criticism of communication communication processes and elements, communication forms, organizational communication methods and tools, writing and marking rules, official correspondence rules, business writings and private writings in public and private businesses, international terms and abbreviations in documents used in institutions and establishments

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to the course Concept, Definition and Importance of Communication Communication Processes and Elements Communication Formats Organizational Communication Organizational Communication Methods and Tools Yazışma Teknikleri, Syf: 1-29
2 Correspondence and Marking Rules TDK Web Sitesi
3 Correspondence and Marking Rules TDK Web Sitesi
4 Legal Basis of Written Printed and Other Documents Forms and Annexes in Written and Written Documents (Commercial Documents, Official Documents) TDK Web Sitesi
5 Legal Basis of Printed and Other Documents Official Writing Varieties (Petition, Report, Record, Form, Contract, Specification) “Resmi Yazışmalarda Uygulanacak Usul ve Esaslar Hakkında Yönetmelik// Sağlık Hizmetleri Sekreterliği Yazı Çeşitleri Syf:: 3-19
6 Official Writings (Memorandum, Letter, Record, Circular, Power of Attorney, Other Official Writings) Sağlık Hizmetleri Sekreterliği Yazı Çeşitleri Syf: 19-27
7 Midterm
8 Required Rules in Business Entries Types of Business Writings (Circular, Printed Advertisement Letters, Sales Letters, Request Letters) Homework: Rules Regarding Four Official Writings Sağlık Hizmetleri Sekreterliği Yazı Çeşitleri Syf: 29-37
9 Business Writings (Job Request Letters, Order Letters, Report Receipt Thanks Letters, Monetary Letters, Confirmation Letters) Sağlık Hizmetleri Sekreterliği Yazı Çeşitleri Syf: 38-44
10 Business Writings (Letters of Credit, Collection Letters and Payment Letters, Deny / Acceptance Letters, Types of Precious Paper, Legal Place of Precious Paper) Sağlık Hizmetleri Sekreterliği Yazı Çeşitleri Syf: 44-48
11 Special Writings (Greeting Letters, Letters of Thanks, Consolation Letters) Sağlık Hizmetleri Sekreterliği Yazı Çeşitleri Syf: 51-53
12 Special Writings (Invitation cards, Informal Notes, Memorandums, Plans) Sağlık Hizmetleri Sekreterliği Yazı Çeşitleri Syf: 54-56; 63
13 International terms and abbrevations used in the documents of institutions
14 Front Letter, CV Preparation, Reference Letter Sağlık Hizmetleri Sekreterliği Yazı Çeşitleri Syf: 57-64
15 Review of the semester
16 Fİnal Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Altinöz, M. ve Parıldar, C.(2007),Yazışma Teknikleri, Ankara, 2. Baskı

MEB(2011),

Sağlık Hizmetleri Sekreterliği Yazı Çeşitleri, Ankara

TDK Web Sitesi

Resmi Yazışmalarda Uygulanacak Usul ve Esaslar Hakkında Yönetmelik

Suggested Readings/Materials T. C. Ministry of National Education (2011). Communication in Health (90KG00018), Ankara

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
5
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
-
-
Homework / Assignments
3
15
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
35
Final / Oral Exam
1
45
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
55
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
45
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
2
32
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
15
1
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
-
-
Homework / Assignments
3
6
Presentation / Jury
-
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
12
Final / Oral Exam
1
16
    Total
93

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To have the required contemporary theoretical and practical knowledge in his/her field

X
2

To use the material and technology related to his/her field, and make their maintenance, use the information and communication technologies at basic level

X
3

To have the competency to recognize the problems in his/her field, analyze them, develop evidence-based solutions and have the ability to share their suggestions with others

X
4

To be aware of legal responsibilities, conduct basic studies in her/his field independently

5

To communicate with patients, relatives and colleagues properly, comprehensively, honestly and explicitly, transfer his/her thoughts and knowledge through written and oral communication

X
6

To take responsibility as an active team member during the practices in his/her field

X
7

To commentate and evaluate the scientific information with a critical approach by the help of knowledge gained in his/her field

X
8

To comprehend the importance of lifelong learning, to determine and meet her/his learning needs, to develop herself/himself by monitoring the development in science and technology

X
9

To act by considering the universal ethical values, social and cultural characteristics

X
10

To know the concepts of occupational safety, patient safety, environmental protection and quality, and fulfill the requirements

X
11

To be able to follow information in his field and communicate with colleagues in English at least a level of European Language Portfolio A2 General Level

12

To document the patient information by using medical terminology effectively and efficiently

X
13

To determine the needs according to the requirements of the service and carry out activities for development in the field of medical documentation and secretariat

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest