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.
Topic 1: The art of creative-writing practice
Topic 2: Writers, readers, responding to texts
Topic 3: Narrative structure: voice and point of view
Topic 4: Narrative structure: plot and time, the short story
Topic 5: Building character
Topic 6: Place and setting: descriptive writing
Topic 7: Creative nonfiction
Topic 8: Dramatic writing and dialogue
Topic 9: Poetry
Topic 10: Writing and rewriting: Workshopping the final draft
Topic 11: Writing in the public world: Publishing
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.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||understand the connections between reading and writing|
|2||demonstrate knowledge of foundational creative writing skills|
|3||demonstrate active reading capabilities|
|4||participate actively in discussions about writing and reading|
|5||reflect critically on their own and others' writing.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- understand the connections between reading and writing
- demonstrate knowledge of foundational creative writing skills
- demonstrate active reading capabilities
- participate actively in discussions about writing and reading
- reflect critically on their own and others' writing.
- Cowan, A, 2011, The Art of Writing Fiction, Pearson, Great Britain. ISBN: 978-1408248348.
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