Real Life Writing - 2016

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Unit summary

PWR60002

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignments - 60%-70% , Online Discussion - 30%-40%

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,650.00
Domestic continuing 2,078.00
International 2,900.00
International continuing 2,328.00

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In this unit, students will learn how to read, write and research a wide range of writing styles typical to those met in the course of their work and/or life. Students will gain insight into different forms of professional writing, have access to professionals speaking about their particular form of professional writing, develop understanding of the relationship between professional writing style and target audience, and obtain skills in writing for different professional purposes.

Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the unit.

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Identify and critically evaluate a range of review-based and popular writing styles and forms appropriate to the field of creative, professional and industry-based writing
  2. Demonstrate practical skills in researching for and composing styles appropriate to their chosen writing project
  3. Conceptualise, methodologise, collate data, contextualise, and produce a writing project demonstrating an understanding of target audience and industry or professional publication requirements
  • Assignments — 60%-70%
  • Online Discussion — 30%-40%

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:

  • LPW504 — Real Life Writing
  • Broadband access

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1The structure of writing across a range of genres will be considered in this unit, encompassing: style, tone, register.
2Film e.g. reviews, outlines, scripts
3Art e.g. reviews, stories, histories, styles.
4Sculpture e.g. reviews, personal responses, styles, histories.
5Architecture e.g. styles, cultural influences, reading the street as text.
6Creative writing e.g. genres, inspirations, styles, audiences, ideal readers.
7Business writing e.g. reports, letters, applications.
8Music e.g. styles, responses.
9Academic journals e.g. purpose, academic discourse, referencing for scholarly conversations.
10Advertisements e.g. purpose, critical evaluation, pithy writing.
11Utilising social media and multimedia opportunities.

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Printable format materials

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  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.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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