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 a creative writing work and a critical reflection (exegesis).

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite:

HUMT20012 Elements of Creative Writing I

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
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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

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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%).

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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: Student Feedback (email)
Feedback
Thank you Nicole. It has been a wonderful 12 weeks. I'm sorry we have to wait until next March to press on - but I've got a shelf of books to read to keep me going until then.
Recommendation
HoC will continue to maintain a focus on student-centred learning and high quality teaching practices.
Action Taken
HoC/UC continues to maintain a focus on student-centred learning and high quality teaching practices.
Source: Student Feedback (email)
Feedback
Thank you Nicole for your positive feedback on my Creative Artefact. It means a lot to me! I look forward to the next unit!
Recommendation
HoC will continue to maintain a focus on providing students with timely feedback and a supportive and student-centred learning environment.
Action Taken
HoC/UC continues to maintain a focus on providing students with timely feedback and a supportive and student-centred learning environment.
Source: Student email
Feedback
Dear Nicole Thank you so much for your valuable feedback on my work in Assignments 2 & 3 for this semester. I am glad you are enjoying the start of what I hope will eventuate into a fictional memoir, hopefully fit for publication at a later date.
Recommendation
The UC will continue to provide effective, timely and workable feedback for all students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Unit Evaluation Comment
Feedback
I'd be happy if there was a HUMT unit available for study in Term 3.
Recommendation
Offering a unit within the MLitt course may be a future possibility, coincidental with a growth in course enrollments.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Unit Evaluation Comment
Feedback
It is intellectually stimulating, extremely well structured and presented so well.
Recommendation
The UC will continue to provide quality learning materials to maximise student satisfaction in the unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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