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Unit details

ALL721 - Writing Fiction for Young Adults

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:L Rutherford
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ALL725, ALL726

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 for students interested in reading and writing narratives for teenage readers. Students will select a genre in which to write a creative fiction, for example fantasy, gritty realism, romance, adventure. They will intellectually frame their creative process by reading and interrogating a selection of published books in their chosen genre. This analysis of published texts will underpin their exegesis and hone their ability to critically assess the issues and agendas in their own work.

Assessment

Creative fiction, 3000 words 50%;
Critical exegesis, 2000 words 50%.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$769$2615$3083

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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