Postgraduate | SWI-PWR60002 | 2024
Real Life Writing
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Hone your ability to write and research materials across a variety of writing styles.Evaluate reviews, advertisements, reports, histories and scholarly discourse. Think about target audiences. Listen to lectures from working professionals.
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 13 weeks
- 26 Feb 2024,
- 26 Aug 2024
About this subject
On completion of this subject students will be able to:
- Identify and critically evaluate a range of review-based and popular writing styles and forms appropriate to the field of creative, professional and industry-based writing
- Demonstrate practical skills in researching for and composing styles appropriate to their chosen writing project
- Conceptualise, methodologise, collate data, contextualise, and produce a writing project demonstrating an understanding of target audience and industry or professional publication requirements.
- The structure of writing across a range of genres will be considered in this unit, encompassing: style, tone, register
- Film e.g. reviews, outlines, scripts
- Art e.g. reviews, stories, histories, styles
- Sculpture e.g. reviews, personal responses, styles, histories
- Architecture e.g. styles, cultural influences, reading the street as text
- Creative writing e.g. genres, inspirations, styles, audiences, ideal readers
- Business writing e.g. reports, letters, applications
- Music e.g. styles, responses
- Academic journals e.g. purpose, academic discourse, referencing for scholarly conversations
- Advertisements e.g. purpose, critical evaluation, pithy writing
- Utilising social media and multimedia opportunities
In this subject, students will learn how to read, write and research a wide range of writing styles typical to those met in the degree of their work and/or life. Students will gain insight into different forms of professional writing, have access to professionals speaking about their particular form of professional writing, develop understanding of the relationship between professional writing style and target audience, and obtain skills in writing for different professional purposes.
Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.
- Assignments (60-70%)
- Online Discussion (30-40%)
For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- SWI-WRI-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate of Writing
- SWI-WRI-GDI-2024 - Graduate Diploma of Writing
- SWI-WRI-MAS-2024 - Master of Writing
- UNE-PRO-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
SWI-LPW504 (Not currently available)
No additional requirements
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees