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Unit of Study WRIT2003 Writing Lives (2024)

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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:

demonstrate an understanding of auto/biographical theory and practice

demonstrate an ability to devise and develop a creative project within a life-writing genre of their own choosing

analyse and interpret a range of critical approaches relevant to auto/biography

reflect critically and constructively on their own and others' writing.

Teaching and assessment

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

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • This textbook (previously known as The Arvon Book of Life Writing, and which is fine for use in this unit) can be purchased online or as an eBook if not available in bookshop: Cline, S & Angier, C , 2013, Life Writing: A Writers' and Artists' Companion, Bloomsbury Methuen Drama , London. ISBN: 9781472527066.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Harvard is the standard referencing system for all Writing units. See here for a comprehensive guide.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.

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