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 - 2022

Term 2 - 2022 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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 42.86% 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: Student Evaluation
I loved the number of relevant resources made available. The reflective journal was also an effective task that encouraged me to be more intentional about my writing.
Retain updated format with additional resources, and continue reflective journal as a means of providing effective and collaborative guided supervision and project development.
Action Taken
Resources were maintained and added. Weekly feedback was provided on reflective journals to guide the writing over the term.
Source: Student Evaluaiton
The freedom of the unit allowed for freedom of choice and preferences. I appreciated the feedback as it was very helpful and constructive. I also enjoyed having no tutorials and being able to learn at my own pace.
The unit coordinator should continue to support a degree of flexibility in the scope of the final project toward encouraging real-world assessment, alongside constructive feedback.
Action Taken
Projects were supported that aligned with the students' writing career goals.
Source: Student feedback
Word count for creative piece was limiting
Either make it clearer that the word count asks for an 'excerpt' and the writing project can be longer, or increase the word count to a more recognisable length (say 3000 words) to allow students to submit a complete short story.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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