OnlineSession 2Session 2

Unit description

Develops advanced writing skills across a major writing project. Students will explore contemporary theoretical perspectives within which to place their own work, as well as prepare their project for publication. Students will receive critical feedback integral to their writing practice and are guided through a critical review of their work and process, to reflect on their writing in relation to creative practice theory. The result will be a creative writing project with an exegesis written during the session.

Unit content

1. Writing for the reader

2. Creative writing in the academy

3. Research framework - the exegesis

4. Extending the narrative

5. Preparing for publication

6. Creative writing beyond the academy

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • 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 )
Final draft creative work45%
Exegesis 40%
Publication plan15%

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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