Writing the Family Saga
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- 17 Oct 2022
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Use, reflect and critically approach a wide range of key strategies and techniques for writing narratives based on genealogical research
- Write constructive and comprehensive critical feedback to help a writer improve a draft narrative
- Reflect and act on critical feedback to improve your own writing
- Produce coherent, sustained and linked works of short fiction or non-fiction based on genealogical research
- Observe the conventions of spelling, punctuation, and grammar in narrative writing
- Why write stories based on family history, and why are intergenerational narratives so powerful?
- How do we write compelling narratives about many generations of our families?
- Who are they and how do we express this in a way which is interesting, informative, and readable?
- Where did your ancestors live?
- What factors shaped the lives of our ancestors, and how did they develop and change over the generations?
- When is your narrative happening, and how is it evolving and changing over time?
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Adventure or romance, tragedy or triumph, legends of extraordinary feats or quiet tales of everyday struggles: What kinds of stories are there in your family tree?
This subject builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in HAA004 Writing Family History. Students will have further opportunity to develop key skills for the writing of fiction and/or non-fiction based on genealogical records. The emphasis in this subject is on crafting and polishing engaging and readable multigenerational family history narratives.
- Short online writing activities (40%)
- Expanded writing activity (20%)
- Short written narrative (40%)
Current study term: 16 Oct 22 to 21 Dec 22
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