Provides students with knowledge in active reading and writing practices and prepares them for a writing life. Develops practical skills for students without writing experience, and a solid grounding in fundamentals for writers with publications. Students will receive critical feedback integral to their writing practice and engage in reflection on their own work using analytical and interpretation skills.
- What does it mean to call oneself a writer
- Fundamentals of writing (summary)
- Characterisation (character intentions, historical context, writing authentic characters)
- Affect theory in creative writing
- The editorial process
- Placing the work in a broader context and critical review information
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||develop a creative written piece incorporating a range of writing techniques.||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
|2||demonstrate a critical understanding of practices of creativity using a variety of conceptual frameworks.||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
- Graham, R, Newell, H & Leach, H (eds), 2014, The Road to Somewhere, 2nd edn, Palgrave, Basingstoke, United Kingdom. ISBN: 9781137263568.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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