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.


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

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile

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

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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%).

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

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 30.77% 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
The course coordinator was very helpful and I really enjoyed and learned a lot this term.
The unit coordinator will continue to make this unit the best it can be.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator will continue to make this unit the best it can be.
Source: Unit Evaluation
The constructive learning process is really good. I quite like the loose feeling of the course. It is suited to go at our own pace, which I liked very much.
The unit is designed with an awareness that students learn and create in different ways. Respecting that diversity of approaches will continue to inform the unit.
Action Taken
The unit will maintain it's design with a focus that students learn and create in different ways. It is important in creative writing to have the freedom to write but with an emphasis on learning literary techniques and engaging in experimentation.
Source: Unit Evaluation
The assignments should have been explained with more clarity. The assignment seemed to be a repeat of last term's assignment and was no that interesting to complete
The unit coordinator has since adjusted the unit assessments to distinguish them from other creative writing units.
Action Taken
Source: Student Feedback.
I wasn't aware that the Online Learning Log was needed to be completed within each week. While that was an easy assumption to make and altogether better for my learning, as it neither said on the assignment upload page or on the criteria sheet I wrote the posts sparingly and didn't upload them until the end. I think stating: forum posts due each week, and a point of this assignment is student discussion, this assignment would have gone down more smoothly. As it is I really enjoyed the assignment, there are many things it made me think of for my writing that I wouldn't have otherwise.
A statement will be included on the assessment item description that the weekly responses for the learning log are due weekly (rather than completed in one 'hit'). However, the word 'weekly' was stated five times in this assessment item description, and all students received regular reminders via EASICONNECT messages and forum post messages to complete their responses on a weekly basis using the Discussion Forums located in each weekly Topic Section on the unit moodle site.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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