|| WR10220 |
|| WRITER'S ART 1: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO TECHNIQUE |
|| 2004/2005 |
|| Dr Matthew C Francis |
|| Semester 1 |
|| Mrs Carol M Marshall, Professor Jeremy P Poster, Dr Richard J Marggraf-Turley, Dr Tiffany S Atkinson |
| Course delivery
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 10 x 2-hour seminars |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Students will present two portfolios, each the equivalent of 2,500 words including examples of both fiction and poetry and a critical commentary of approximately 500 words. A page of at least 14 lines of poetry is counted as 250 words. The fiction included in each portfolio must amount to at least 750 words, and the poetry to at least two pages.||100%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| Resubmission of failed elements|| |
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. construct a short story;
2. construct a poem;
3. demonstrate, in critical prose, an awareness of their own writing processes;
4. demonstrate, by the revision of work previously discussed in workshops, an ability to improve their writing in response to criticism.
This module is a practical introduction to a range of techniques and styles in poetry and prose. It aims to give new writers a basic understanding of the craft of writing and confidence to work in a variety of forms and genres.
Workshops will be a principal feature of each seminar. Students will submit in advance work on a set theme for discussion by the rest of the group. These workshops will be supplemented by discussion of published texts and practical exercises. Themes and texts will be chosen to illustrate the topic of that week'r seminar.
There will be 10 sessions in all, addressing a range of different topics and covering both poetry and prose. The module will be taught by a number of different tutors and has been designed with a view to allowing some flexibility, both in the tutors? selection of topics and in the order in which topics will be discussed, but each tutor will address a substantial proportion of the topics shown in the indicative list below:
Stories and storytelling
Metaphor and imagery
Economy and suggestiveness
Sense of place
Monologue and dialogue
Showing and telling
Point of view
No set texts, but students will receive an advisory reading list.
This module is at CQFW Level 4