Portfolio Development for Writers
Undergraduate | CUR-PWP324 | 2024
Learn to manage your writing brand through development of your online presence and portfolio. Take a closer look at science, travel and fashion writing. Examine how different writing personas can be cultivated to fit different professional contexts.
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 13 weeks
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
Portfolio Development for Writers
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- identify and describe the narrative techniques and writing practices employed in self-branding within professional writing contexts
- develop written works that employ work personas appropriate to various online and offline genres of writing
- analyse and interpret various published texts, peer-produced texts and personal creative practices in various genres
- critically engage with and assess ethical and cultural issues involved in the production and management of personal and professional writing personas.
- Branding the Self as Writer
- The Writer at Work
- Writing Fame and the Corporate Persona
- The Writer Abroad
- Travelling to Write
- The Science in Writing
- The Enterprise in Writing
- The Wellness of Writing
- Writing by Design
- Niche Writing
This subject examines issues in the theory and practice of impression management and self-branding in the context of writing for specific publications and workplaces. You will critically review a range of different online and offline texts, writing styles, and genres and identify the specific techniques used to create writing personas appropriate for various publications and purposes. You will also develop a portfolio of your own writing for online and print media that establishes your own position as a professional writer. The topics covered include travel writing, science writing, lifestyle writing, fashion writing, and writing about health and wellness, among others.
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- Proposal (30%)
- Written text in nominated genre (30%)
- Writing Portfolio (40%)
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You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
- CUR-PWP311-Advanced Workplace Writing
- CUR-PWP310-Advanced Narrative Nonfiction
- CUR-CWG210-Writing Short Fiction
- CUR-ENG300-Decolonising Place
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s).
- Equipment requirements - Audio/Visual equipment
- 0.125 EFTSL
- This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
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