OnlineSession 3Session 3

Unit description

Develops student skills in writing and critiquing poetry. Students will write and edit their own suite of poetry and engage with close analysis of other poets' work to develop advanced skills in genre, tone, voice and language. Students will receive critical feedback integral to their writing practice and engage in reflection on their own work using analytical and interpretation skills.

Unit content

  1. Introduction
  2. Verse
  3. The senses
  4. Subjects and metaphors
  5. Voice and language
  6. Finding poetry/revision & editing/critical review information

Learning outcomes

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate the skills to write a variety of poetic texts. CreativityKnowledge of a discipline
2demonstrate the skills to critique a variety of poetic texts.Knowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate the skills to write a variety of poetic texts.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate the skills to critique a variety of poetic texts.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour  (12 weeks )
Structured online learning 2 hours  (12 weeks )
First draft poetry suite40%
Final draft poetry suite40%
Critical review20%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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