ALW394 - Writing Project

Unit details


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Antonia Pont

Two ALW units with at least one at level 2



Incompatible with:


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 - online:

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


This unit will offer development of a creative project, shaping the process from concept through research to narrative artefact. It will  include developing skills in the management of creative projects in a practice-based approach. The genre for the project may be negotiated,  and could include fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, script, experimental  or interdisciplinary writing. The unit will incorporate ongoing small group workshops on the developing project, and seminar discussions on industry-related issues.

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

Utilise technologies to critically interrogate a range of literary texts in the creation of a writing research project

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO3: Digital Literacy


Apply relevant literary materials and research from a range of sources to develop and enhance creative work

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking


Draw on feedback and self-evaluation to write and redraft a literary text within a deadline to a specified readership

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO5: Problem Solving


Critically read and analyse relevant texts

GLO4: Critical Thinking


Evaluate your own and the work of others

GLO6: Self management


Demonstrate use of technology for a range of purposes including working with others, communication and accessing sources of research

GLO3: Digital Literacy


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Writing project Proposal 1000 words
or equivalent
25% Week 3
Assessment 2 - Draft Material Workshopping Presentation and Participation 1000 words
or equivalent
25% Week 11
Assessment 3 - Writing Project 2000 words or equivalent (The final submission will also incorporate the 1000-word workshop material from A2) 50% Week 11

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

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.

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