Unit Requirements and Expectations
The university Assessment Policy states that in order to pass a unit, a student must make a serious attempt at all pieces of written assessment.
Students enrolled in this unit are expected to:
- listen to lectures each week – lectures cover essential concepts and information for the unit topics.
- complete and submit all assessment tasks on time;
- participate in all discussions and workshop activities whether they are scheduled to submit a draft that week or not;
- complete all online quizzes as required;
- come prepared for lectures and classes having done the readings for each week and be prepared for workshops as outlined under Assesment Task 4 Participation.
* It is a requirement of this unit that all creative work handed in for workshops or as assignments is new work written during this unit, and engaging with unit topics. Work from a concurrent unit or previous units or studies must not be presented for workshops or assessments. Creative writing written prior to the unit commencing cannot be presented either. See the University Academic Honesty Policy.**
* Lectures start in Week 1.
Discussions of the readings and the lectures begin in Week 2 and are every week thereafter. Students are expected to listen to all lectures and participate in all discussions.
Recorded lectures available in Echo 360. The discussions each week will cover readings and topics dealt with in the same week's lecture.
REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED TEXTS
Required weekly readings for this unit must be accessed via Unit Readings ENGX121 in Library Multisearch http://www.mq.edu.au/on_campus/library/
It is strongly recommended that students access, download and print the readings well before the scheduled weeks, so that the readings can be read and annotated. Annotating your readings promotes active reading and comprehension, and enables you to make notes on your reading responses.
This texts is also required:
- Kate Grenville, The Writing Book: A Practical Guide for Fiction Writers, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin, 2010.
- Mark Tredinnick, Little Green Grammar Book, UNSW Press
- Hazel Smith, The Writing Experiment: Strategies for Innovative Creative Writing, Allen & Unwin, 2005.
- John Singleton and Mary Lockhurst (eds), The Creative Writing Handbook: Techniques for New Writers, Macmillan, 1996, 2000.
- Hodgins, Jack, A Passion for Narrative, McClelland & Stewart, 2001.
UNIT WEBPAGE AND TECHNOLOGY USED AND REQUIRED
Online units can are accessed at: http://ilearn.mq.edu.au/.
PC and Internet access are required, Broadband or WiFi connection is essential. Basic computer skills and skills in word processing are also a requirement.
Students must be able to upload, download, and print Word documents for workshopping and for other students to access for feedback.
ILearn used for access to recorded lectures (Echo), for quizzes, for communication and for access to all unit materials via the library or directly in iLearn.