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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Provides students with knowledge in active reading and writing practices and prepares them for a writing life. Develops practical skills for students without writing experience, and a solid grounding in fundamentals for writers with publications. Students will receive critical feedback integral to their writing practice and engage in reflection on their own work using analytical and interpretation skills.

Unit content

  1. What does it mean to call oneself a writer
  2. Fundamentals of writing (summary)
  3. Characterisation (character intentions, historical context, writing authentic characters)
  4. Affect theory in creative writing
  5. The editorial process
  6. Placing the work in a broader context and critical review information

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 develop a creative written piece incorporating a range of writing techniques.
2 demonstrate a critical understanding of practices of creativity using a variety of conceptual frameworks.

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

  1. develop a creative written piece incorporating a range of writing techniques.
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
  2. demonstrate a critical understanding of practices of creativity using a variety of conceptual frameworks.
    • GA2:
    • GA6: