Below are some excerpts taken from different courses at different departments of METU.
Read and underline how academic language is used in each.
Perception can be defined as the “process by which peo
ple organize and experience information that is
ily of sensory origin” (Cole&
Scribner, 1974, p.61). Perception as a psychological process has been
thought to link people to the world around them or within them: We perceive size, shape, color, pain, and
so on. Studies of perception flourished in the 1950s and 1960s, but their results remain significant today as
a means of correcting persistent misunderstandings about the way human perception works.
Schultz, E. A., & Lavenda, R. H. (2012).
Cultural antrophology: A perspective on the human condition.
London, UK: OUP.
The science of geophysics applies the principles of physics to the study of the Earth. The scope of
geophysical investigations varies from studies of the entire Earth to exploration of a localized region of
the upper crust to determine the distribution of physical properties at depths that reflect the local
Geophysical surveying, although sometimes prone to major ambiguities or
uncertainties of interpretation, provides a relatively rapid and cost-effective means of deriving
information on subsurface geology. An alternative method of investigating subsurface geology is, of
course, by drilling boreholes, but these are more expensive and provide information only at discrete
locations. Geophysical surveying does not dispense the need for drilling, but, when properly applied, it
can optimize exploration programmes by maximizing the rate of ground coverage and minimizing the
Introduction to Mineral Industries.
(2018). Lecture presented at METU, Ankara.