ALW101 - Writer's Toolkit: Craft and Creativity

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

From 2023

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online

Trimester 3: Online

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Antonia Pont
Trimester 3: Hayley Elliot-Ryan
Cohort rule:

Nil

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:

Trimester 1 1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Trimester 3 Intensive mode - up to 4-hours of seminars in weeks 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 11

Scheduled learning activities - online:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including,
1 x 2-hour seminar per week or equivalent

Content

This is a unit that combines the practice of attentive reading with creative writing. Students are exposed to a wide range of literary texts, as well as to a suite of crucial skills and craft elements that found creative writing of a professional standard. Students also write about their work and the processes involved in its composition, introducing critical thinking and modes of expression that will support them during and beyond their degree.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Identify the key components of writing

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO2

Practise and apply the key components of writing

GLO2: Communication

ULO3

Understand and apply current standards of grammar and language usage

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

ULO4

Demonstrate critical thinking and composition abilities through giving and receiving constructive critique

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO5

Develop short writing projects

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO6

Design creative writing strategies

GLO5: Problem solving

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Sketching with Words 600 words 15% Week 3
Assessment 2 - Memory as Seed 1400 words 35% Week 6
Assessment 3 - Place as Encounter 1600 words 40% Week 11
Assessment 4 - Participation, peer discussion/engagement & collegial contributions   10% 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 ALW101

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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