- What is a critical friend?
- Critical friendship in the writing industry, in business, and in academic practice
- The essential elements of writing, including plot, character, setting etc
- Models of genres and forms of writing and how these work with the idea of critical friendship
- Critical and cultural theories and using these to enrich writing
- Developing peer feedback and self-editing skills
- Welcome letter
- Printable format materials
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
No special requirements
This subject focuses on the acquisition of a specific set of skills that writers need before their writing is ready for publication. It achieves this by introducing students to the essential elements of the writing craft, such as plot, setting, character etc. This subject also gives learners the opportunity to develop and apply the skills of critiquing and editing in a collaborative online environment. It explores how 'critical friends' can enrich others' writing ability and further their own insights into the processes of writing.
Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.
- Assignments (60-70%)
- Online Discussion (30-40%)