6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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Not offered in 2017
Building on the skills developed in ATS2517, to develop skills in genre writing. In the atmosphere of workshops, guided by debate and a selection of short stories, students will experiment in a range of genres: Realism; New Writing; Historical Fiction; Cultural interactions; Gothic, Fantasy and the Supernatural; Crime; Re-visioning the Classic; Fictocriticism; Writing for Children. It will pay attention to revising, editing and presenting a manuscript for publication. Delivered through the semester, 'The Writers and their World' series comprising talks by major authors, publishers and editors will give a colourful glimpse into the world of creative writers and the publishing industry.
At the conclusion of this subject students will have:
- Been introduced to writing and reading in a variety of fictional sub-genres
- Become better acquainted with the publishing industry
- Developed their editing and revising skills
- Written short stories in the genres of their choice for possible publication
- Shared and responded to the writing of their colleagues
- Developed their critical reading skills
- Taken both inspiration and direction from prominent local writers
- Related current critical debates about writing to their own work
Within semester assessment: 60% + Exam: 40%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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