LITT06003 2017 Writing and Practice 2
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.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
write short stories applying techniques for effective prose and plot
apply writing process including drafting, revision and editing
give and receive feedback
write and present copy for promotional/persuasive purposes
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.
Introduction to writing the short story
Beginnings, Endings and Title
Point of View
Show don’t tell
Gesture as character
Introduction to writing for public relations.
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
|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
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