Kamuran Osmanoğlu is a Lecturer at the Academic Writing Program at Koç. He received his PhD in Philosophy at the University of Kansas. Before joining Koç, he taught philosophy at the University of Kansas and Bilkent University. He has multiple years of experience in teaching writing to professionals and researchers from different disciplines. He continues his research in philosophy of (social) science, philosophy of mind, and ethics of technology.
Taught through the Academic Writing Center, the courses allow participants to learn and revise academic writing conventions and rules, identify and study them in relevant samples from the literature, apply them to their own writing, and receive feedback from the Writing Center tutors.
Topics covered will include formulating effective research questions, reviewing the existing literature, creating impactful abstracts that introduce research concisely, understanding the organizing principles of presenting research, and enhancing scaffolding techniques in order to accelerate productivity. We will also practice effective revision strategies in order to help participants identify mistakes or ineffective presentation issues in early drafts and improve editing skills at both the micro and macro levels.
A priority of our sessions is to ensure relevance to our participants. To that end, we will provide a variety of samples from different fields, cover academic conventions used across the disciplines, and aim to group researchers from similar fields together.
We will encourage our participants to start a new writing project or continue working on a previous project during the workshop in order to integrate input from the sessions. Participants will be invited to attend one-to-one meetings with the center tutors for consultations on their writing progress.*
* Participants will be entitled to one 30-minute consultation with a tutor per one session. These meetings can be booked through a scheduler that will be made available on the website. Please note the following about those consultations: 1) they should be a follow-up to input given in the sessions so that both the tutor and the participant quickly establish the focus of the feedback, 2) documents should be shared at the meeting, not before, and 3) proofreading or editing should not be expected in those meetings.