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ALW223 - Creative Nonfiction: the Personal Essay

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:J Scicluna
Prerequisite:ALW101 and ALW102
Corequisite:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in Faculty of Arts and Education courses and D311, D312, D313, D326, D346, D347, D370, D391

Incompatible with: ALW323, ALW306
Note:

Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

 

Content

This is a unit of reading and writing creative nonfiction, which explores the personal essay as a form of nonfiction narrative. The unit focuses on reading and analysis of creative nonfiction models, on their breadth and depth and the uses to which writers put the form. Students are encouraged to experiment with structure, style and voice and to target specific readerships when writing their own nonfiction narratives.

Assessment

Manuscript 1 (1000 words) 30%

Manuscript 2 (2000 words) 50%

Engagement with feedback (1000 word equivalent) 20%

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