Storytelling and Genre Writing
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- identify the principles and techniques of storytelling in a selected genre;
- apply techniques of storywriting effectively in developing a concept for a short writing project;
- apply a working understanding of the role of reading and research in genre writing; and
- apply the principles and techniques of revision and editing appropriate to a selected genre and readership.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
Candidature in Diploma in Arts
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject is an introduction to writing creative narratives. It introduces students to essential storytelling techniques and provides a vocabulary for understanding the craft of constructing narratives that reflect genre conventions and reader expectations. Students learn skills in creative writing through constructing a story that is inspired by a theme, such as journeys. The subject guides students through the stages of developing an idea, designing and drafting a story, and editing. Students explore how selected authors portray places, events, characters and themes. Writing is understood as a process that draws on experience, research, craft, feedback and revision.
Assessment 1 Introductory story exercise: 250 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-2 Assessment 2 Story design: 1250 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3 Assessment 3 Edited story and reflection: 2500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4
- Story design (35%)
- Introductory story exercise (5%)
- Edited story and reflection (60%)
Current study term: 27 Jun 21 to 24 Sep 21
Textbooks are not required.