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ENH3980

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Chandani Lokuge

Synopsis

In the collaborative atmosphere of workshops, students will use a range of set readings to experiment with the elements of fiction: narrative technique and point of view, characterization, story, plotting and action, setting, figurative language etc., editing skills and preparing a manuscript for publication. The workshops will integrate reading, writing and editing skills through three activities: the study of a wide range of texts which will be used as models for students' creative explorations; writing exercises designed to develop students' skills in aspects of short story writing; editing of students' own writing and that of their colleagues and offering constructive criticism.

Objectives

As for ENH2980

Assessment

Written work: 70% (4000 words)
In class exercise/test: 20%
Participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Chandani Lokuge

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour workshop) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Creative writing
English

Prerequisites

A First-year sequence in English, Visual Culture, Drama and Theatre Studies or Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies or permission.