WRIT12010 - Creative Writing II: Writing Beyond the Page

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit builds on the writing techniques and expereince acquired in Creative Writing I: Fundamentals of Writing. The student will undertake a writing project which may take the form of a short story, play, suite of poems or any approved mixture of these, using experimental writing techniques.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Creative Writing I: Fundamentals of Writing

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 2 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Online

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 Undergraduate 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. Written Assessment 0%
2. Written Assessment 45%
3. Written Assessment 55%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 29.41% 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 Evaluation
Feedback
The lecturer is attentive, and because commenting and giving feedback is mandatory, I received feedback from my peers that meant a lot to me.
Recommendation
The unit emphasises both collaborative peer review and direct contact with the lecturer regarding creative writing feedback via regular Zoom sessions. This empahsis will be maintained in future offerings of the unit.
Action Taken
The unit emphasis on both collaborative peer review and direct contact with the lecturer regarding creative writing feedback via regular Zoom sessions continues to be a key feature of the unit.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Really interesting, a great course to help you develop as a writer, to express yourself and to understand how/why others write. I would recommend this course to everyone as I think it assists academic writing as well as creative writing. To my surprise, I found that I actually enjoy writing poetry too.
Recommendation
The unit's design and content will continue to aim to expanded writing creativity and encouraged creative thinking in literary forms that migh not otherwise be explored and applied.
Action Taken
The unit's design and content has continued to aim to expanded writing creativity and encouraged creative thinking in literary forms that might not otherwise be explored and applied.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Mark [Svendsen] is fantastic and very knowledgeable! Nicole Anae has coordinated these creative writing units perfectly.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will contiue to teach and coordinate the unit, and, where/when necessary, recruit passionate and highly capable sessional staff.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator will continue to teach and coordinate the unit, and, where/when necessary, recruit passionate and highly capable sessional staff.
Source: Student email
Feedback
It was a really fun Zoom session. I am so appreciative we have been able to do these. Feedback and interaction is so important for me to learn and grow. Otherwise, I would be stuck with my own interpretation of things which is very one sided and insular.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will continue to provide students with direct, real-time and synchronous opportunities to engage in collaborative peer feedback sessions via Zoom Workshops.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student email and Facebook post
Feedback
Thank you for your help this semester ... As I wrote in a Facebook post... 'it pays off to engage in all course materials, attend all possible lectures, take on peer feedback, and edit, proofread, edit, proofread until you feel it is 100% of your capacity. But also to take the time to relax, reflect and make it your best creative version of you.'
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will continue to provide students with rich opportunities to experiment with applying creative writing techniques, engaging in peer feedback, and opportunities to edit and refine creative work in realising their literary intentions to their best possible standard.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the process of drafting and redrafting a sustained piece of creative writing.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment