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Undergraduate | CUR-PWP323 | 2024
Professional Writing Placement and Project
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Put your writing voice to the test in a real-world workplace. Generate content to fit the public or private sector. Reflect on your work with staff and your fellow students. Expose yourself to challenges unique to the professional writing world.
- Study method
- Online & on-campus
- 100% online
- Start dates
- 26 Aug 2024,
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- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 13 weeks
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Professional Writing Placement and Project
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- apply professional writing and editing skills in a workplace context
- work independently and collaboratively to develop ideas and policies and manage practical workplace issues
- critically reflect on and evaluate professional writing and associated work placement tasks and issues.
- Preparing for a work placement
- Reflecting on a work placement
- Preparing job application materials
- Why do writers create portfolios?
- What is a personal brand?
- Growing your brand and writing career
This subject provides students with the opportunity to refine their professional writing skills on real-world projects. Students will either undertake a work placement in an approved public or private sector workplace, or they will work independently on a real-world project sourced by the Unit Coordinator. The subject requires students to communicate with their peers regarding their progress and lessons learned. Assessment and supervision will be provided by academic and workplace supervisors. Students will also develop professional documents to establish their professional persona or brand, such as a LinkedIn profile or an online portfolio of their own writing.
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- Weekly reflection (30%)
- Job-seeking documents (20%)
- Employer's report (50%)
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You won't be able to enrol into this subject if you've already successfully completed or currently enrolled in the following subject(s) as they are considered anti-requisites due to the similarity of the content.
CUR-PWP324 (Not currently available)
Professional practice is available to final year students in a degree with a Professional Writing and Publishing major. You must have written subject coordinator approval prior to enrolling in this subject.
- Placement requirements - Requires fieldwork placement of 105 hours in a professional workplace.
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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What to study next?
Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses
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