LITT08012 2017 Writing and Practice 6: Portfolio

General Details

Full Title
Writing and Practice 6: Portfolio
Transcript Title
100 %
Subject Area
LITT - Literature
COMP - Computing & Creative Practices
08 - NFQ Level 8
20 - 20 Credits
Start Term
2017 - Full Academic Year 2017-18
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Mr. John Kelleher, Una Mannion, Rhona Trench, Tom Weir
Programme Membership
SG_HWRIT_H08 201700 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Writing and Literature SG_HWRIT_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Writing and Literature SG_HWLIT_H08 202000 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Writing and Literature

After a period of consultation with the staff and with ongoing feedback and review, students complete a portfolio of writing reflecting their focus and interests.  

Learning Outcomes

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


Evaluate their progress through various genre and forms of writing to date.


Propose, develop and produce a body of writing.


Integrate their research within their writing practice.


Develop a personal creative voice within their writing practice.


Collaborate with staff and students in the creative development of their work and reflect on writing practice.


Anticipate contexts and future applications for their writing and plan accordingly.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Classes will consist of a series of seminars by outside practitioners providing insight into current industry practices.

There will be regular review and feedback workshops where work and its progress is evaluated in a group context. 


Module Assessment Strategies

Engagement with the workshops and seminars.

Engagement with delivery of the final work, whether public performance, published online or in print, or realisation elsewhere.

The progression from proposal through development and final work.

The depth of and critical context provided by their personal research.

The coherence and quality of the overall portfolio of work.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat attend.

Indicative Syllabus

Personal engagement:  The student will be developing skills and strategies for self-directed, motivated work via

- Their management of time and resources towards delivering a body of work.

- Their research within critical, social and historical contexts

- Progress and revision of the body of work in consultation with the outside practictioners, the staff and their peers.

The student will be working towards the realisation of a body of work within a real world context

- Series of engagements with professionals in the field.

- Networking and participation in industry events, festivals, readings etc.

- Contribution in preparation and management of the the final outcome of the year, a graduation showcase event. 

- Participation in a shared group project 

The students will prepare a series of professional tools for their practice, website, headshot, cv etc.  

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Proposal of work Continuous Assessment Project 20 % OnGoing 1,2,5,6
2 Research book Project Project 20 % End of Semester 1,2,3,5,6
3 Portfolio Project Project 60 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Seminar Flat Classroom Visiting Writer Seminar 3 Weekly 3.00
Workshop Flat Classroom Practice Workshop 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 8.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Books and manuscripts/posts by visiting professional writers.

Books recommended by visiting professional writers.

Key texts from the course to date for revisting according to individual needs in consultation with the staff.

Baume, Sarah , A line made by walking

Barrett, Colin,  Young Skins

Herr, Michael, Dispatches

Rothenberg, Randall, Where the Suckers Moon

Taibbi, Matt, Smells like Dead Elephants

McCafferty, Nell, In the eyes of the law

Healy, John, No one shouted stop (Death of an Irish town)

Pulitzer Prize winners 2018
Pulitzer Prize winners 2017

Festival participants in Iron Mountain Literary Festival in Carrick-on-Shannon