Writing for Media
Your upfront cost: $0
- 27 Feb 2023
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- Demonstrate a comprehension of the pre-tutorial stimuli such as readings and videos.
- Demonstrate understanding of the codes and conventions of different media writing forms and audiences.
- Apply key fundamentals of professional writing such as correct grammar, punctuation, style and attribution.
- Discern and explain information in order of importance and then write media texts for a range of platforms.
- Create a coherent folio of media writing.
- • Writing.
- • Editing.
- • Media.
- • Journalism.
- • Scriptwriting.
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Writing for Media introduces you to the practice of writing for various media platforms and audiences. The focus of the subject will be to teach you how to write a range of media texts and to develop skills in editing and honing their work. The key learning outcomes of writing concisely, effective revision, distilling information and sound knowledge of grammar and style are transferable across a range of vocations. You will develop a folio of written work.
- Diagnostic writing assessment (500 word equivalent) Initial assessment to assess students' writing standards with built-in drafting process. (15%)
- Writing folio activity (2500 word equivalent) Students write five media texts over the course of semester. (45%)
- Quizzes (1250 word equivalent) Five quizzes total, based on lecture, style guide and other learning material. (40%)
Current study term: 26 Feb 23 to 26 May 23
Textbook information is pending.