Module Identifier WR30120  
Module Title WRITER'S ART 3: SET FORMS  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Professor Jeremy P Poster  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Mrs Carol M Marshall, Dr Matthew C Francis  
Pre-Requisite EN10320 , EN10420 , WR10120  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Two completed pieces of writing, each of which will be accompanied by an overall descriptive rationale, and text-specific annotation. Students are encouraged to submit one piece of poetry and one of prose.100%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module students should typically be able to:

- recognize a range of literary genres and demonstrate an understanding of how they work
- demonstrate an ability to write in a range of forms and genres
- demonstrate a developing critical awareness of their own writing practice
- demonstrate an ability to express themselves clearly in writing and in speech

Brief description

This module aims to familiarise students with contemporary published forms ranging from the critical (the review), and the creative (the short story and the poem) to the critical-creative (the feature article). The module gives students opportunities to study selected contemporary examples and try their own hand.


This module is taught in weekly two-hour workshops over one semester.

Weeks 1 - 2, The Book (or Film or Theatre or Music) Review
Weeks 3- 5, The Short Story
Weeks 6- 8, The Poem
Weeks 9 - 10, The Feature Article

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
John Singleton and Mary Luckhurst (1999) The Creative Writing Handbook 2nd. Macmillan


This module is at CQFW Level 6