ALW736 - Experiments in Writing


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




Incompatible with: ALW604, ALW636
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

Intensives: 5 x 4-hour seminars and 2 x 2-hour assessment consultation sessions

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

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


Introduction to the methods and concepts underlying the poetic nature of strong writing in both poems and prose form. Students will read, discuss and demonstrate the use of devices such as metaphor, diction, narrative variety, voice and dialogue in poems, prose poems, fiction and non-fiction works. The unit will explore how writers combine these poetic devices into a flexible practice across genre and then students will develop a folio of original work in their chosen combination of such practices. Emphasis will also be placed on each student writing towards a personal poetic.

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