Writing, Rewriting (11114.1)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Arts And Design
|School Of Arts And Communications
|Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesAfter 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
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.
|Teaching start date
|29 July 2024
|Dr Owen Bullock
All required texts for this class will be provided via Canvas.
Required Tutorial Readings:
Access weekly readings via Canvas Modules.
It will not be possible to complete assessment item 1 without being present in the tutorials dedicated to workshopping both your work, and that of the other students in your tutorial.
Required IT skills
This unit involves accessing the class Canvas page for our weekly schedule, assignment upoads, and weekly workshop feedback.
Work placement, internships or practicums