Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of Applied Media and Social Sciences, Gippsland
OfferedGippsland First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Sunway First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Simon Cooper


Previously coded WRT3421


The unit covers a range of compositional techniques used in such written forms as prose fiction, feature articles, reviewing and travel writing. The weekly topics are organised around exercises designed to develop skills in effective use of creative detail, in conscious crafting of formal elements, and in preparation and editing of copy for publication.


On successful completion of this unit students will have:

  1. An understanding of a range of practices and techniques in contemporary writing through reading, analysis and practice
  2. Refined and extended communication and writing skills across a number of literary and other forms and for a variety of audiences
  3. Skills in editing, proofing and preparation of copy for publication
  4. Advanced writing and reading skills as a member of an Internet writing group
  5. A dossier of research, ideas for writing and examples of drafts and finished work at the end of the unit.


Written work: 80% (4500 words)
Participation: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

1 two-hour seminar per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


ATS1277 and ATS1278, plus one of ATS2772, ATS2773, ATS2497/ATS3497, ATS2498/ATS3498, ATS2499/ATS3499, COM2407/COM3407, or equivalent


GSC3421, GSC3425, WRT3421