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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Explores the characteristics of non-fiction, true crime writing that differentiate it from other kinds of writing. Students will analyse techniques used by true crime writers and apply these in their own true crime story.

Unit content

  • Introduction to non-fiction writing
  • Creating a structure or plan for your story
  • Putting techniques into practice
  • Learning from the experts

 

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:
1 analyse differences between creative non-fiction writing and other kinds of writing
2 develop and analyse techniques for writing true crime stories
3 apply techniques for writing true crime stories
4 use collaboration and peer review effectively to benefit their own writing

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

  1. analyse differences between creative non-fiction writing and other kinds of writing
  2. develop and analyse techniques for writing true crime stories
  3. apply techniques for writing true crime stories
  4. use collaboration and peer review effectively to benefit their own writing