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ALW740 - Foundations in Professional and Creative Writing

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2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Patrick West
Trimester 2: Indigo Perry
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 x 2-hour seminar equivalent

Content

This unit introduces students to the foundations of Professional and Creative Writing through a combination of conceptual and practical approaches to creativity, craft, form, theory and publication. Writers must be both professional and creative to thrive in a knowledge economy in which the figure of the Specialist Writer has largely been replaced with that of the Portfolio Writer. Thus, this unit will provide students with the skills they need to operate professionally and creatively across a range of writing forms, tasks and platforms. The unit will mainly focus on the production, development and editing of professional and creative writing tasks and a prose project.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Demonstrate critical judgement in the selection, development and redrafting of a range of writing strategies to complete writing project/s

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO2

Engage ethically and professionally as a writer in the context of cultural diversity and globalized knowledge economy

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO3

Apply relevant materials and research from a range of sources to own creative and professional work

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO4

Evaluate own and work of others

GLO2: Communication

GLO7: Teamwork

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Trimester 1:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 (Individual) - Research and pitching  1000 words  20% Week 5
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Exercise: Prose Writing Project 3000 words or equivalent 60% Week 11
Assessment 3 (Individual) - Class Exercises: The Writer's Process 1000 words or equivalent 20% Ongoing

Assessment

Trimester 2:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 (Individual) - Research and pitching  1000 words  20% Week 5
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Exercise: Prose Writing Project 3000 words or equivalent 60% Week 11
Assessment 3 (Individual) - Class Exercises: The Writer's Process 1000 words or equivalent 20% Ongoing

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: ALW740 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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