Provides students with foundational knowledges in active reading and writing practices and prepares them for a writing life based on creativity, critical interpretation and writing skills. Students will begin a portfolio of creative work and engage in the giving and receiving of critical feedback integral to their writing practice.
Module 1 Reading, writing and responding to texts
Topic 1 The art of creative practice
Topic 2 Writers' readers responding to texts
Module 2 Ingredients of story
Topic 1 Voice and point of view
Topic 2 Plot and time
Topic 3 Building character
Topic 4 Place, setting, descriptive writing
Module 3 Writing frameworks and recognising genres
Topic 1 Dramatic writing and dialogue
Topic 2 Poetry
Topic 3 Creative nonfiction
Module 4 Critical reading and workshopping practices
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||understand the connections between reading and writing||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||demonstrate knowledge of foundational creative writing skills||Creativity|
|3||demonstrate active reading capabilities||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||participate actively in discussions about writing and reading||Communication and social skills|
|5||reflect critically on their own and others' writing.||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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