COMM 2043 Writing Fiction
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 100896
Coordinator Helen Koukoutsis Opens in new window
Description In this unit students explore, critically examine, and write in a range of fictional and essay forms. They critique a wide variety of published fiction in order to enhance their understanding of approaches, possibilities, and techniques, thereby developing a greater capacity to write and critically evaluate their own work. Students create their own fiction in the form of written exercises and assignments, which they will have the opportunity to workshop and present to peers in a supportive and constructive critical environment.
School Humanities & Comm Arts
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject
Equivalent Subjects LGYB 6562 - Creative Writing LGYB 4536 - Writing Fiction
Restrictions Successful completion of 40 credit points of study in currently enrolled program.
- Compose a range of short and long critical and fictional pieces using numerous techniques explored in class.
- Critically examine published texts in order to develop an awareness of the approaches and techniques employed in the writing of fiction.
- Present to peers originally composed manuscripts of fiction for constructive feedback.
- Evaluate a range of peers�f fictional compositions through guided marking criteria and feedback.
- Write and speak clearly and effectively.
2. The use of written exercises in order to give students practical experience of creating fiction using numerous techniques examined in class.
3. The setting of critical and creative assignments that give students the opportunity to demonstrate their awareness, understanding and practical mastery of these techniques and approaches.
4. The use of workshops to develop students' writing and awareness of the drafting process, as well as the implementation of blind peer-review of students?f original compositions in a supportive environment.
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.
|Portfolio||1,200 words (combined) + 10 minutes oral presentation||50||N||Individual|
|Applied Project||1,200 words||30||N||Individual|
- Subject Reader compiled by subject coordinator