Module Identifier WR30720  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Professor Jeremy P Poster  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Dr Matthew C Francis, Mr Noyes K Grovier, Dr Tiffany S Atkinson  
Pre-Requisite EN20120 , WR30120 , WR30220  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment The Writing Project100%

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module students will typically be able to:

1. demonstrate an ability to address the techniques and styles of their chosen genre(s);

2. present their work in ways which reveal an awareness of professional standards for the submission of scripts;

3. demonstrate an ability to contextualise and evaluate their writing.


This module aims:

1. to provide students with the opportunity for a sustained, long-term personal engagement with a major writing task;

2. to enable students to demonstrate both their writing skills and their ability to reflect critically on their own writing practice.

Brief description

The Writing Project is central to the English and Creative Writing Degree and provides students with the experience of sustained, long-term personal engagement with a major writing task. Students will have regular individual tutorials, five or six sessions in all, throughout the semester, and will be encouraged to submit draft material for discussion.


The project may consist of:

1. a collection of poems of approximately 2,000 words in length, OR

2. one piece of prose fiction totalling approximately 4,000 words in length, OR

3. two shorter pieces of prose fiction, to a total of approximately 4,000 words, OR

4. a combination of poetry and prose fiction, to a total of approximately 4,000 words.

IN ADDITION, the project must include a critical commentary on the student's own poetic and/or fiction-writing practice with relevant bibliographical details (a FURTHER 1,500 to 2,000 words).


This module is at CQFW Level 6