WRITING THE WORLD

HUS1PWR

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Learning to write well brings benefits within and beyond university. This interdisciplinary unit offers you the opportunity to strengthen your academic and professional writing skills. We develop a conceptual framework for analysing the writing of others and editing your own work effectively, as well as improving your skills in the generation of ideas, elements of style and identification with the audience. These areas of writing will be explored through modules with theoretical and practical components: - Academic writing: essay writing, essay structure, avoiding plagiarism, editing and proof-reading. - Non-fiction writing: across a number of genres, particularly writing for popular media, reviews of the arts and writing for the web. - Creative writing: including fiction, poetry and scriptwriting.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCatherine Padmore

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Available as a compulsory first-year subject for the ABCA and is also offered as an elective.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCourse readings available through library e-reservePrescribedN/AN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCatherine Padmore

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One Assignment 1000 words (includes oral presentation worth 5%)25
One Assignment 1000 words (includes oral presentation worth 5%)25
One Assignment 2,000 words50