HUMT20013 - Elements of Creative Writing II

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you build on and extend the skills in writing creatively and reflecting on practice commenced in HUMT20012: Elements of Writing I. You will engage in weekly discussions of contemporary theory and complete practical exercises in the techniques explored via the unit Moodle website. At the end of the unit, you will have acquired knowledge of the following creative writing techniques – Second and Third Person Point of View, imagery, symbolism and rhythm – and will be able to plan and undertake a writing project successfully demonstrating the capacity to incorporate these techniques into the production of a 'creative artefact' (3500–4000 words in total) consisting of creative writing work and a critical reflection (exegesis).

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite:

HUMT20012

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2023

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 3 - 2023

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Research Proposal 20%
2. Creative work 40%
3. Reflective Practice Assignment 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 37.5% response rate.

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.

Source: Personal emails from students
Feedback
Students commented favourably on the Unit Coordinator's support and guidance throughout the term.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will continue to provide attentive guidance and support to all students.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator maintained an active role in the unit forums and supported students via email, directing them to additional support as required.
Source: Personal emails from students
Feedback
Students commented favourably on the Unit Coordinator's ability to encourage student confidence and fulfilment.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will continue to support and encourage all students, and facilitate effective learning experiences.
Action Taken
unit coordinator encouraged peer networks to enhance engagement and support and encourage students towards increasing confidence around creative writing outputs.
Source: Forum comments
Feedback
Students were unaware of how to access in-text comments made through online marking.
Recommendation
Provide students with information at the start of term on how to access feedback.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Forum comments
Feedback
Students expressed dissatisfaction with timing of Zoom sessions
Recommendation
Offer Zoom sessions outside traditional working hours to enable full-time workers to attend.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Research and plan a structured creative writing project in the articulated style and genre
  2. Synthesise learned techniques in the planned creative writing project and address any complications in its execution and realisation
  3. Plan, create and submit for assessment a critical reflection based on the weekly progress and execution of the planned creative writing project

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Research Proposal
2 - Creative work
3 - Reflective Practice Assignment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Research Proposal
2 - Creative work
3 - Reflective Practice Assignment