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JOUR12010 Feature Writing
Feature Writing
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General Information

Overview

In this unit you will develop your advanced journalism skills and start to introduce creative prose to your writing. The unit content and exercises focus on research, editorial and column writing, as well as techniques for human interest and profile features. You will experience the rigors of the modern media industry as you pitch, plan and execute two feature articles of a publishable standard.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: 36 Credit Points

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2022

Jakarta
Online
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

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Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from 2020 Student evaluation survey

Feedback

Students commented favourably on the practical structure of the assessments, including the initial pitch, and freedom to write about real-world issues.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Unit Coordinator maintain the practical structure of the assessments, including the initial pitch, and encourage students to write about real-world issues.

Feedback from 2020 Student evaluation survey

Feedback

Students enjoyed the variety of supplementary materials which complimented the study guide, including examples of the Unit Coordinator's own published work.

Recommendation

It is recommended to maintain the use of supplementary materials which compliment the study guide, including examples of the Unit Coordinator's own published work.

Feedback from 2020 Student evaluation survey

Feedback

Students suggested more detailed feedback could be provided on assessment pieces.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Unit Coordinator reviews comments from previous offerings and confirm at the start of each term that all students understand how to access feedback provided when assessments are graded.

Unit Learning Outcomes

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Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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Textbooks and Resources

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Academic Integrity Statement

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