Creative Writing: A Practical Introduction - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (10%) , Assignment 2 (30%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 782.00
HECS 782.00
International 1,032.00

This unit was previously known as ENG210 Creative Writing: A Practical Introduction.

In this unit, students learn the process and techniques used in creative writing. Through writing exercises and online workshops with both the tutor and others, students explore a number of different approaches to creative writing. Learners develop skills relevant to different types of creative writing and are encouraged to reflect on their own writing as a method of developing future writing. Students are required to participate in online discussion of their own and others' work. They are encouraged to experiment with different approaches to writing, to explore the process of creative writing, to acquire some basic writing techniques and to self-reflect on their own creative writing.

 At the completion of this unit students will:

  1. develop skills required to produce crafted writing, and understanding the value of revision for the individual writing process.
  2. develop creative and reflective thinking, and critical and analytical skills
  3. identify and apply key concepts in creative writing.
  4. gain understanding and learn to apply narrative, form and language-use in different contexts.
  5. develop advanced skills in writing and oral communication.
  6. develop skills in group-interaction, and collaborative learning environments.
  • Assignment 1 (10%)
  • Assignment 2 (30%)
  • Assignment 3 (40%)
  • Online Discussion (20%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • ENG210 — Creative Writing: A Practical Introduction

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Broadband access — Students are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet. Mobile devices alone are not sufficient.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Association and connotation
2The image
3Language writing
4Using a referent
6Time as structure
7Point of view
9Writing your place, writing your culture

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media

Online materials

  • Resources and Links

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  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
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