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Curricular information is subject to change
By the end of the course you will:
1. Understand the ways a writer works to produce texts.
2. Be able to respond critically to the work of specific authors and develop skills in framing an argument.
3. Respond creatively through the production of your own writing.
Reading lists to be finalised over the summer preceding Semester 1 and the winter break preceding Semester 2. Students will receive plenty of advance notice of the content of these reading lists. Students can expect a mix of novels and short-story collections, and both recently published texts and canonical texts.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: 1 x 2,500-word essay based on material read during the semester plus 1 x 2,500-word piece of creative writing (generally a short story) based on material read during the semester.||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
|Remediation Type||Remediation Timing|
|In-Module Resit||Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
This module is comprised of two-week clusters. In the first week of any cluster, a set text is discussed in class, and all students are expected to participate. For the second week, students bring to class a piece of creative writing that clones the qualities of the text discussed the preceding week. Feedback will be given, by peers and by the tutor, on these samples of creative writing.
|Dr Catherine Morris||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|