CRWT20010 Introduction to Creative Writing

Academic Year 2022/2023

This is an introductory course to creative writing, so students are not required to have any previous experience in the field. Students will be encouraged to try out different forms and genres such as fiction, poetry, non-fiction, script-writing. Among the topics considered are the creative writing process, how to access ideas, pre-writing and drafting, editing and fine-tuning, finding your voice, and elements of craft such as character, setting, image, voice. These topics are approached through a series of creative exercises followed by teacher-led discussions, pair and group work. In this context students get an opportunity to discuss the work they have undertaken in class as well as work they may have embarked on independently. A short assignment, usually requiring a creative response and based on classwork, is given every week.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this course a student may expect to:
-Understand some of the skills and techniques required when beginning to write creatively
-Work on one long piece of creative work or a selection of shorter pieces
-Be able to make connections between the literary texts you study on the programme and the writing you undertake
-Become familiar with some of the basic strategies for reading and talking about others’ writing
-Be able to reflect critically on your own writing practice


Indicative Module Content:

Fiction/Poetry/Script-writing
Free writing/pre-writing
Character
Plot
Voice
Beginnings/Endings
Editing/Redrafting
Critiquing


Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

52

Autonomous Student Learning

36

Seminar (or Webinar)

12

Total

100

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Student-centered learning
Group work
Pair work
Individual work
YouTube videos/Sound cloud clips
Links to online resources
Presentations
Peer-reviewing
Performance 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Incompatibles:
CRWT30010 - Exploring Creative Writing, ENG20380 - Creative Writing I, ENG20390 - Creative Writing II, ENG30410 - Creative Writing III, ENG30420 - Creative Writing IV, ENG30870 - Creative Writing L, ENG31070 - Creative Writing L

Equivalents:
Creative Writing K (ENG20510)


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Attendance and Contribution which takes account of preparedness for weekly workshops, participation in class discussions and exercises, in-class presentations and peer reviewing. Varies over the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No

30

Portfolio: A well-presented 2,500 word portfolio submitted according to guidelines, including edited work based on assignments set during the elective, and a 300-500 word reflection on the writing process. Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No

70


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Opportunities for students to peer review a range of different exemplars of other students’ work, either in class.

Name Role
Simon Costello Tutor
Alina Hanusiak Tutor
Shane McDonnell Tutor
Dr Paula McGrath Tutor
Lianne O'Hara Tutor
Mr Djamel White Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Autumn
     
Seminar Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Mon 15:00 - 15:50
Seminar Offering 2 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Mon 15:00 - 15:50
Seminar Offering 3 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Mon 16:00 - 16:50
Seminar Offering 4 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Mon 16:00 - 16:50
Seminar Offering 5 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Tues 15:00 - 15:50
Seminar Offering 6 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Tues 15:00 - 15:50
Seminar Offering 7 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Tues 16:00 - 16:50
Seminar Offering 8 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Tues 16:00 - 16:50
Autumn
     
Spring
     
Seminar Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Mon 15:00 - 15:50
Seminar Offering 2 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Mon 16:00 - 16:50
Seminar Offering 3 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Tues 15:00 - 15:50
Seminar Offering 4 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Tues 16:00 - 16:50
Spring