WRIT12010 - Creative Writing: Adventures in Craft

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit builds on the writing techniques and experience acquired in Beginning Creative Writing. In this unit you 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. The Unit is suitable for intending teachers and students interested in advancing their knowledge in creative writing practice.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

WRIT11023

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 - 2022

Term 1 - 2023 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 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 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 100.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 31.25% 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: Have your Say Student Evaluation
Feedback
Students reported resources and communication guided and encouraged their creativity.
Recommendation
Recommend that lecturer continue to provide relevant resources and timely communication.
Action Taken
Lecturer continued to provide relevant resources and timely communication.
Source: Have your Say Student Evaluation
Feedback
Students indicated a desire for more communication in the unit.
Recommendation
Recommend that lecturer continues to encourage students to participate in opportunities for communication and feedback (this was somewhat hampered this term by the very small class size).
Action Taken
Lecturer continued to encourage students to participate in opportunities for communication and feedback.
Source: SUTE Evaluation Report
Feedback
Students reported some of the links were not working.
Recommendation
Check links more frequently to ensure they have not become obsolete.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE Evaluation Report Personal Reflection
Feedback
Feedback on creative writing is a valuable part of learning.
Recommendation
Continue to provide valuable feedback to all students who participate in the live and online opportunities for feedback.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Personal Reflection
Feedback
Allow more opportunities for collaborative interaction
Recommendation
Add Microsoft Teams as a space where students can interact in real time and share files.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Effectively apply elements of literary experimentation in the drafting, redrafting and final presentation of a sustained piece of creative writing to a professional standard.

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 10
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment