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ALW730 - Creative Nonfiction: Telling It Slant

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:J Scicluna
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: ALW601, ALW630
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 unit is designed to provide skills in writing the creative nonfiction form, as well as an understanding of the theoretical contexts and subtexts that underpin creative nonfiction writing. Particular emphasis will be focussed on the personal essay as a form of creative nonfiction narrative. Intensive discussion of ideas and work-in-progress will be undertaken, as will critical reading and analysis of a range of published materials.

Assessment

Creative folio/reflective essay (1500 words) 30%

Creative assignment (2500 words) 50%

Engagement with feedback processes (1000 words) 20%

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