PROFESSIONAL WRITING

CRA1PWR

2021

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 professional, creative and academic 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, including 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, which can include fiction, poetry and scriptwriting. This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship entails developing the ability to tackle problems creatively, generating new ideas, taking calculated risks and creating change to achieve ambitions- now and in the future.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJuliane Roemhild

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesModelled in readings, explored in lectures and tutorials, and developed in written assignments. Peer-feedback activities in tutorials.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsHUS1PWR

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply the concepts from the Writer's Toolbox, presented in the subject, to your own and others' work.
02. Articulate connections between your study of writing and issues of personal or social concern.
03. Demonstrate independent thinking in your essay materials.
04. Write clear, well-organised and proof-read academic and creative pieces.
05. Work co-operatively on various tasks to discuss the strengths and difficulties in your own and others' writing.
06. Develop a writing portfolio demonstrating different genres and styles.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJuliane Roemhild

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
Students are given online prompts for text analyses and writing exercises, and the results of these are brought to the next tutorial.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One assignment 1000 words (includes oral presentation worth 5%)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One assignment 1000 words (includes oral presentation worth 5%)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One assignment 2000 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJuliane Roemhild

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
Students are given online prompts for text analyses and writing exercises, and the results of these are brought to the next tutorial.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One assignment 1000 words (includes oral presentation worth 5%)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One assignment 1000 words (includes oral presentation worth 5%)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One assignment 2000 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJuliane Roemhild

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
Students are given online prompts for text analyses and writing exercises, and the results of these are brought to the next tutorial.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One assignment 1000 words (includes oral presentation worth 5%)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One assignment 1000 words (includes oral presentation worth 5%)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One assignment 2000 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Mildura, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJuliane Roemhild

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
Students are given online prompts for text analyses and writing exercises, and the results of these are brought to the next tutorial.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One assignment 1000 words (includes oral presentation worth 5%)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One assignment 1000 words (includes oral presentation worth 5%)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One assignment 2000 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJuliane Roemhild

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
Students are given online prompts for text analyses and writing exercises, and the results of these are brought to the next tutorial.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One assignment 1000 words (includes oral presentation worth 5%)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One assignment 1000 words (includes oral presentation worth 5%)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One assignment 2000 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO4, SILO5, SILO6