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Writing for Children

Undergraduate | CUR-CWG300 | 2024

Discuss examples of children's literature in Australia, so you can learn from other authors' narrative techniques. Discover what it takes to develop a marketable idea for a children's book. Receive valuable feedback on a work-in-progress.

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19 May 2024
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
13 weeks
Start dates
27 May 2024,
25 Nov 2024

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Writing for Children

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. access and critically discuss issues and resources relevant to children’s writing in Australia
    2. analyse and discuss selected texts in terms of language complexity, style, sub-text, rhythm, narrative structure and narrative technique
    3. devise and develop three new marketable concepts to a professional standard for works of children’s literature
    4. constructively critique work-in-progress by peers with the perceived needs of the given target audience in mind, and synthesise and apply, where appropriate, feedback on their own work-in-progress.

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0.125 EFTSL
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