LITT06003 2017 Writing and Practice 2

General Details

Full Title
Writing and Practice 2
Transcript Title
Writing and Practice 2
Code
LITT06003
Attendance
80 %
Subject Area
LITT - Literature
Department
COMP - Computing & Creative Practices
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
15 - 15 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2017 - Full Academic Year 2017-18
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Mr. John Kelleher, Tom Weir, Rhona Trench, Una Mannion
Programme Membership
SG_HWRIT_H08 201700 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Writing and Literature
Description

This module builds on the skills gained in Writing & Practice1, developing strategies beyond personal narrative and finding voice in short form writing. This will include reading and writing of short stories as well as marketing copy, persuasive writing, and other short form writing examples. Students will complete a number of small assignments including short stories, press releases, marketing copy and other forms and will undertake a marketing project for which they write marketing and public relations copy, press releases, brochures, artists’ statements or other appropriate forms and this will be presented. At the end of the term, students submit a portfolio of stories, one in final draft to demonstrate process of writing and revision over the term.

 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

write short stories applying techniques for effective prose and plot

2.

apply writing process including drafting, revision and editing

3.

give and receive feedback

4.

write and present copy for promotional/persuasive purposes

5.

prepare a portfolio of short stories and other short form texts

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This is a workshop which develops opportunities for students to learn in student-centered environment. Teaching and learning strategies will combine, seminar, mini-lectures, discussion and student presentations.

 

Module Assessment Strategies

The assessment strategy in this module is designed to give students opportunity to develop writing skills in multiple forms. Students will complete a number of small assignments (30%) and will undertake a marketing project for which they write marketing and public relations copy, press releases, brochures, artists’ statements or other appropriate forms and this will be presented (30%). At the end of the term, students submit a portfolio of stories, one in final draft to demonstrate process of writing and revision over the term.

 

Repeat Assessments

Repeat project

Indicative Syllabus

Introduction to writing the short story

Beginnings, Endings and Title

Point of View

Immediacy

Tense

Time

Character

Show don’t tell

Gesture as character

Dialogue

Detail

Plot

Tension/Conflict

Revision

Introduction to writing for public relations.

Writing advertisements

Writing for the web

Writing features for public relations

Writing for brochures and newsletters

Arts writing (artists statement, book blurbs, short reviews, press releases)

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Short writing assignments Continuous Assessment Assignment 30 % OnGoing
2 Promotional Writing Project Continuous Assessment Individual Project 30 % Week 10
3 Short Form Portfolio Continuous Assessment Assignment 40 % End of Semester

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Workshop Flat Classroom workshop 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

The New Yorker

The Paris Review

Gioia, Dana, and R. S. Gwynn, eds. The Art of the Short Story. Longman, 2005.

Charters,Ann (ed). The Story and Its Writer. Bedford 9th Edition, 2014