WRIT102 Storytelling and Genre Writing

Updated: 12 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ECT102 or ENCO102
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Lili Paquet (lpaquet@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit is an introduction to writing creative narratives. It introduces students to essential storytelling techniques and provides a vocabulary for understanding the craft of constructing narratives that reflect genre conventions and reader expectations. Students learn skills in creative writing through constructing a story that is inspired by a theme, such as journeys. The unit guides students through the stages of developing an idea, designing and drafting a story, and editing. Students explore how selected authors portray places, events, characters and themes. Writing is understood as a process that draws on experience, research, craft, feedback and revision.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. identify the principles and techniques of storytelling in a selected genre;
  2. apply techniques of storywriting effectively in developing a concept for a short writing project;
  3. apply a working understanding of the role of reading and research in genre writing; and
  4. apply the principles and techniques of revision and editing appropriate to a selected genre and readership.