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Unit description

Engages students in a major project of writing and develops advanced research practices which are alert to the relationship between writing and cultural production. Provides students with knowledges in issues of research, sustaining narrative drive and placing the project within a literary context. 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. Planning extended writing projects

2. Sustaining narrative drive

3. Methodology for research

4. Cross disciplinary frameworks

5. Placing the project within a literary context

6. Reviewing and revising

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 ability to commit to a sustained writing project.CreativityLifelong learning
2 manage practical situations in creative writing projects.CreativityLifelong learning
3show awareness of reflective practices in creative writing.CreativityKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. demonstrate the ability to commit to a sustained writing project.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. manage practical situations in creative writing projects.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. show awareness of reflective practices in creative writing.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
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 )
Assessment
Project proposal15%
First draft creative writing35%
Second draft creative writing35%
Methodology15%
Notice

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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