Undergraduate | MAQ-ENGX1021 | 2024
An Introduction to Creative Writing
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Play with narrative and time as you develop adventurous creative writing pieces. Reflect on your creative process and the approaches adopted by other writers. Experiment with creative writing styles. Place value on the drafting and revision processes.
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Start dates
- 19 Feb 2024,
- 22 July 2024,
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- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 18 weeks
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An Introduction to Creative Writing
About this subject
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- Achieve creative writing and reading skills in relation to concepts, topics, craft, technique and voice
- Evaluate creative writing processes
- Identify, engage with and apply concepts of narrative form and poetry
- Analyse and discuss the work of others in group discussions
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
Creative writing involves expression and skills. It also involves reading. This practical unit introduces students to different approaches and ways of thinking about creative writing. Students engage in a series of lectures and workshops, learning a range of creative writing skills and topics. Students are encouraged to be experimental and adventurous in their writing. Seminars address different creative writing topics and readings so that students can learn about various genres, methods and approaches. The workshops are interactive; they aim to increase understanding of the process of creative writing. The aim of this unit is for students to learn, achieve and realise their creativity and writing skills in their creative work, engaging with lecture and reading content and participating in writing workshops, on-course writing exercises, and doing set assignments.
- Online discussions and participation (25%)
- Creative Work (Minor) (25%)
- Creative Work and a Reflective Essay (50%)
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You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
MAQ-ENGX201 (Not currently available)
MAQ-ENG210 (Not currently available)
MAQ-ENGX121 (Not currently available)
NCCW (pre-2020 units): ENG210, ENGX201, ENGL121, ENGL201, ENGL218, ENGX121
- Other requirements - Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
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