WRIT13013 - Writing Project

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The writing project is the final unit in the writing plan. The focus of the project will be in providing practical experience in the invention, composition and revision of a writing project designated as either professional or creative writing. You will be expected to produce work of a publishable standard, and will be encouraged to find a print or online publication outlet - journal, magazine, newspaper - and submit your project for consideration. You will be expected to reflect on your project and to demonstrate, through a weblog, knowledge of how professional and creative writing works. You will demonstrate advanced writing skills, as well as the ability to collect, analyse, organize and present ideas and information in creative and/ or professional ways.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: (WRIT11023 and WRIT12010) or (COMM11007 and JOUR12010)

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 1 - 2024

Term 2 - 2024 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

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 0%
2. Written Assessment 35%
3. Written Assessment 65%

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

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2023 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 100.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 66.67% 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 Coordinator Observation
Students continue to enjoy the freedom of choice, and the ability to continue with projects started in prevous writing units.
Continue to allow students creative freedom in choice of writing projects, including continuing previous projects, and supervision that encourages autonomous learning and production of work.
Action Taken
Students were encouraged to use creative freedom in order to produce a project that speaks to what is at stake in their unique creative drive.
Source: Student feedback: unit evaluation responses
Provide video lectures
Produce video content for students who cannot make live zoom sessions. A recorded lecture on research and writing and another on writing about writing may be a good place to start.
Action Taken
Source: Student feedback: in class
Assessment Item 2: Reflection Journal and Blog detracts from the creative process because reflection becomes the weekly focus rather than the writing of the project itself.
Change due dates so critical reflection follows submission of the final artefact and redesign the blog as an informal playful experimental space.
Action Taken
Source: Staff reflection
Students require guidance on research and its vital importance to writing projects
Provide a recorded lecture on research and writing
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. complete at publishable standard a writing project designated as either professional or creative writing;
  2. complete a critical reflection on their project;
  3. demonstrate knowledge of how professional and/or creative writing works;
  4. demonstrate the ability to collect, analyse, organise and present ideas and information in creative and/ or professional ways; and,
  5. demonstrate advanced writing skills.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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 2 3 4 5
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