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Revision / Editing (9991.1)

Level: Undergraduate Third Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Creative and Cultural Practice

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    Syllabus

    This unit teaches students how to edit their own work through close comparison of draft and final versions of classic works by major writers.

    Each book read is accompanied by a study of first and other drafts. Students are expected to conduct independent research into these materials, to find authorial changes and to theorise why they were made. They are also required to work on the editing of their own compositions over the course of the semester. This will provide them with the chance to put into practice lessons from the edits they have studied.

    This unit combines research and practical skills as a way of engaging students in intense thinking about artistic judgement.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

    1. be able to make informed revisions to their own creative writing;

    2. have experience in performing research on primary documents; and

    3. have a greater capacity publicly to make, discuss and defend judgements on quality in creative writing

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Either 1 Lecture + 1 x 2 hour workshop per week (on campus) OR 1 Lecture (online, recorded) + 2 hours online engagement with flexible activity offerings per week.

    Prerequisites

    Introduction to Creative Writing 8304

    Corequisites

    None.

    Assumed Knowledge

    NONE

    Incompatible Units

    NONE.

    Equivalent Units

    NO.



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