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Gold Coast
Lismore
Online
Term1,3

Unit description

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.

Unit content

Module 1: What is creative-writing practice? How readers and writers respond to texts
 
Module 2: Narrative structure I: establishing a voice and point of view
 
Module 3: Narrative structure II: creating a plot
 
Module 4: Building characters
 
Module 5: Creating a sense of place and setting
 
Module 6: Writing and rewriting

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1understand the connections between creativity and writing practice
2demonstrate knowledge of foundational creative writing skills
3demonstrate an understanding of the different forms/genres of creative writing
4reflect critically on their own and others' writing.

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

  1. understand the connections between creativity and writing practice
  2. demonstrate knowledge of foundational creative writing skills
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the different forms/genres of creative writing
  4. reflect critically on their own and others' writing.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • Cowan, A, 2011, The Art of Writing Fiction, Pearson, Great Britain. ISBN: 978-1408248348.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Project proposal40%
Creative work60%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Project proposal40%
Creative work60%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Project proposal40%
Creative work60%
Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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