COMM 1009 Creative Writing: Practical Skills and Knowledge
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 102437
Coordinator Felicity Castagna Opens in new window
Description This is the second of two Level 1 foundation units in the Creative Writing Major. The unit focuses on developing students into writers by giving them the practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed to become published writers. Students will develop a body of original creative work while reflecting critically upon writing practice. The unit is built around participation in writing workshops, which emphasise improving your work via practical feedback from tutors and peers. Themes covered include writing the personal, writing about place, experimentation, specificity, originality, voice and starting a career in writing. No previous creative writing experience is necessary.
School Humanities & Comm Arts
Discipline Written Communication
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject
- Understand writing forms and identify hose concepts most important to the kinds of writing they would like to produce;
- Write short creative works (or series of works) using a range of techniques, styles and/or forms;
- Use drafting and editing processes to write more effective creative works;
- Write and read critically about key creative writing concepts;
- Recognise ways in which different cultural contexts can shape and influence creative writing;
- Understand and make use of the benefits of workshopping their writing.
Writing the personal;
Writing about place;
Making best use of techniques, including experimental techniques;
Understanding the forms of writing and ways they can affect or speak to readers;
Developing a specific understanding of your themes, and working out how to say what you want to say;
Understanding voice and originality;
Developing an ability to read works critically and apply these critiques to an understanding of how to write well;
Reading, writing and re-writing for publication.
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Applied Project||750 words||20||N||Individual|
|Professional Task||1000 words||30||N||Individual|
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