Writing Short Narratives (8147.5)
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|Faculty Of Arts And Design
|Discipline Of Creative And Cultural Practice
|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 outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Employ the elements of creative writing in the production of their own work;
2. Write in different forms and styles;
3. Use structural and rhetorical techniques in writing short narratives for different audiences;
4. Develop a language for critiquing and discussing writing in both written and oral forms;
5. Utilise professional standards of presentation and criticism to their own work and the work of fellow students; and
6. Value and respect differing views.
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
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
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 - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
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We will use readings supplied by the library via Canvas
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessments must adhere to the following submission guidelines:
- Be typewritten or word processed;
- Be 12-point size typeface;
- Be formatted in Times New Roman;
- Have 1.5 line spacing;
- Show page numbers;
- Show word count;
- Use referencing (as appropriate);
- Be either a Word document or a PDF file;
- Be submitted via the Canvas assignment dropbox.
These are not idle guidelines. Publication of work is often contingent on writers following submission guidelines. Failure to adhere to the above guidelines may impact your grade. If you believe that, for creative or other reasons, your work requires a different presentation/submission format to the above, please make special arrangements with your tutor.
Alll work will be subject to plagiarism checking using URKUND.
Submission requirements for the Anthology Project will be discussed in tutorials.
Extensions will authorised by the unit convenor only and only for a valid reason such as illness. A medical certificate or other appropriate documentation must accompany a request for an extension. Lack or personal organisation or pressure of work are not considered valid reasons for an extension. Illness, to some degree, may also not be considered a valid reason for extension. Unless the unit convenor has given you an extension, you must submit each piece of assessable work by the due date or the mark will be reduced by five percentage points per day from the total mark available, as noted in the details of each assessment item in Section 5a of this unit outline. Feedback will not be given for late assignments. If you need an extension, please contact the unit convenor.
Written feedback will be made available for students through the unit's Canvas page once all assignments have been marked and moderated.
Special assessment requirements
There are no special assessment requirements for this unit.
If, but for failing this unit, a student who has received between 45 and 49% for the unit would otherwise complete their degree for graduation, they will be permitted to submit a supplementary essay of 2,000 words on a topic to be advised by the unit convenor.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Inclusion and engagement
Please ensure you register with Inclusion and Welfare if you require assistance.
Please see the Canvas site for further details. There are no lectures in this unit, but online self-paced activities. Most learning will occur in the tutorial setting.
Required IT skills
Students participating in this unit will need the ability to access and use Word, email, the internet, and the university's LearnOnline and e-reserve systems.
Work placement, internships or practicums
**IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ**
To pass the unit:
- All assessment requirements must be submitted.
- All work must be your own.
- All suspected cases of plagiarism will be referred to the Associate Dean, Education in the Faculty of Arts and Design who will determine a penalty which can include failing the assessment item or failing the unit.
- Assignments that have been assessed in another unit cannot be presented for assessment again.
Where appropriate, students in this unit are expected to use a standard academic form for all referencing and annotating. MLA is the preferred form. Students not familiar with this should contact the academic skills office or the library.
Handing in assignments:
Submissions should be made according to the submission requirements outlined in section 5b of this unit outline. Deadlines for submissions must be strictly observed. Any requests for extensions must be made at least one week before submission date and addressed to the Unit Convener directly. In case of lost or missing assignments, ensure you always retain a copy of any assignment submitted.
Returning of assignments:
The lecturer and tutors will nominate suitable times when they will be available for the returning of assignments and provision of feedback. Insofar as assignments are the property of students, the University/Faculty is not required to retain assignments. Assignments not collected or returned to students by the end of week four in the following semester will be discarded. At no time will assignments be left in the hallways or with administrative staff. Students wishing to have their assignments forwarded by mail can provide a
stamped, self-addressed envelope.
Extensions will be authorised by the convener/lecturer-in-charge and only for a valid reason, such as illness. A medical certificate or other appropriate documentation must accompany requests for extensions. Lack of personal organisations or pressure of work are not considered valid reasons for an extension. Unless your lecturer has given you an extension you must submit each piece of assessable work by the due date. All assessable items must be submitted or performed if you are to be deemed to have completed the unit. Failure to submit these will result in an NC (not complete) grade.
Writers have great freedom in their work, but also clear constraints on what they may write and present to others. Consequently, while students may write any story that engages them, in the voice, from the perspective, and using the characterisation they choose, they must also comply with the University of Canberra's Regulation of Student Conduct Rules which requires that students not engage in a course of behaviour that is offensive to a university authority, board or committee, to an officer or employee of the university, or to another student.
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