WRIT102 Storytelling and Genre Writing

Updated: 15 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus 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 in different styles for different genres. It begins by looking at selected genres that involve storytelling. What techniques do we use to tell stories? How does story writing resemble, and differ from, other familiar forms, such as essay writing? The art and craft of story writing are explored through creative nonfiction and fiction. We discuss the idea of writing as a process that draws on experience, research and craft. We see how selected authors portray places, events, characters and themes. Students develop their own creative writing project. The unit guides them through the stages of developing an idea, designing and drafting a story, and editing. Students gain knowledge of writing principles that are relevant to diverse forms of literature and media.

Materials No text required
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Assessment 1 5% 250
Assessment Notes

Introductory story exercise

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2

Compulsory Assessment 2 35% 1250
Assessment Notes

Story design

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Compulsory Assessment 3 60% 2500
Assessment Notes

Edited story and reflection

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. identify the principles and techniques of storytelling in a range of nonfiction and fiction genres;
  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. describe the principles and techniques of editing appropriate to selected genres and styles.