READING FOR WRITERS

CPW2RFW

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

 Close and scholarly analysis of fiction and creative non fiction. Reading across a range of genres, students engage with texts to identify the stylistic and technical choices writers have made and to consider the effects of these both in the prescribed texts and in their own writing.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPaddy O'Reilly

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHow Fiction WorksPrescribedJames Wood 2009Vintage
ReadingsCourse readings available through Reading Lists @ La TrobePrescribedVariousVarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify authorial techniques in texts and articulate how and why they are used.

Activities:
Reading and discussing texts and creating analyses of texts
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Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Apply specific authorial techniques in written work

Activities:
Writing and critiquing short works that engage the techniques of fiction and creative non fiction to demonstrate specific effects
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
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Inquiry and Analytical Skills
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Personal and Professional Skills
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Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Analyse a literary text, using the tools and vocabulary of the working writer

Activities:
Preparing and leading a discussion in class on aspects of technique in a selected work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
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Inquiry and Analytical Skills
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Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
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04. Produce a sophisticated narrative that effectively employs techniques and structures identified in the course of study

Activities:
Writing an original creative response to a text
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
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Personal and Professional Skills
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Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaddy O'Reilly

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 20
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays from week 10 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 20
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays from week 10 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Creative narrative response to a text using techniques analysed in class. (2000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04
Workbook of exercises and responses completed in-class, online, and at home. (2000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04