Writing for Media
Undergraduate | LTU-MAC1WFM | 2024
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 12 weeks
- Start dates
- 4 Mar 2024
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Writing for Media
About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Demonstrate a comprehension of the pre-tutorial stimuli such as readings and videos related to industry practice, grammar and style.
- 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 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 your 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.
This is a level 1 subject. This subject includes live sessions with the expectation of student attendance and participation in either online or face-to-face tutorials weekly. These classes may fall in business hours.
- Quizzes based on grammar and style rules learned in class. (1000 word equivalent) (30%)
- A writing and editing exercise (equivalent 1000 words) (30%)
- Media writing folio (2000 word equivalent) (40%)
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