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Writing, Rewriting (11114.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications


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This unit is about achieving more control of your writing. By looking closely at how dialogue, paragraphs and sentences work, you will develop the capacity to identify problems and solutions in a variety of literary forms. The second half of the unit complements this tools-based approach by comparing initial and final drafts of some key modern works of genre fiction, short story and poetry. The idea is to find strategies to draw on from those examples as well. Reflecting upon how and what to revise, students will gain the skills and confidence to craft their initial drafts into enjoyable and compelling reading.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Develop and apply a critical vocabulary to explain how creative writing works;

2. Identify problems and solutions in their own and others? creative writing responses; and

3. Apply practical research skills for investigating writing processes to improve their own work.

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Contact Hours

One 1 hour lecture and one 1 hour tutorial on-campus per week.





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