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ALW730 - Creative Nonfiction: the Personal Essay

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Offering information:

Not offered at Burwood (Melbourne) in 2015.  

Re-offered Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne) & Cloud (online) in 2016

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:R Freeman




Incompatible with: ALW601, ALW630
Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


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.


Creative folio/reflective essay (1500 words) 30%

Creative assignment (2500 words) 50%

Engagement with feedback processes (1000 words) 20%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* 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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