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 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 Elements of Creative Writing I

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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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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Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 40% 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: Unit moodle forum
Feedback
'Thank you, Nicole, for your feedback. Although I found this unit quite challenging, I have learnt so much and have come away with more resilience as a writer, with more confidence and some new skills that I can now draw on in my future writing endeavours.'
Recommendation
Students do find this unit challenging in that there is an emphasis on the application of experimental writing techniques. This means that students must move beyond the basic application of creative writing techniques toward innovation. That said, these challenges do present students with invaluable experiences including, but not limited to, resilience, new skills development, and innovating on form.
Action Taken
The UC has maintained a commitment to developing student resilience as writers by encouraging innovation within creative writing practice.
Source: Unit moodle forum
Feedback
'Thank you for your feedback, now and throughout the semester. Your guidance and the feedback from yourself and fellow students has certainly helped create this final artefact … Thank you for your help and I look forward to next term ... hopefully again under your guidance.'
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will continue to provide all students with guidance and feedback from both self and from fellow students in the form of peer collaboration.
Action Taken
The UC has continued to provide all students with guidance and feedback from both self and from fellow students in the form of peer collaboration.
Source: Student email
Feedback
'Thank you for the prompt return of Assessment 2 and for your feedback. It is greatly appreciated.'
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will continue to provide all students with timely and effective feedback on all assessment items.
Action Taken
The UC has maintained a commitment to providing all students with timely and effective feedback on all submitted assessment items.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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