- Class Number 4133
- Term Code 3230
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Anika Quayle
- Dr Anika Quayle
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 21/02/2022
- Class End Date 27/05/2022
- Census Date 31/03/2022
- Last Date to Enrol 28/02/2022
This course emphasizes writing process and revision through encouraging students to write and develop their own prose and poetry, and by using writers’ manuscripts and published works as examples. It teaches close reading and analysis of published prose and poetry as the means by which writers historically learned to write, and as a skill necessary for revising drafts. By attentive reading of contemporary and twentieth century literature from a range of cultural perspectives, students will understand the differences between genres, the social and political sources for creative work, and will develop their skills as writers of diverse and engaging texts. The course will include discussion of editing and publishing.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- create poems and prose pieces in different forms and styles;
- experiment with and revise creative work, integrating suggestions from workshops and/or utilising analysis of published creative work to make modifications to their own writing;
- perform a detailed formal analysis of a published work, making a coherent argument about the relationships between context, form and content in that work;
- describe, analyse and make editorial suggestions for peers' poetry and prose; and
- reflect on their own creative work in relation to its formal qualities, the writing process and published work in a similar style or genre.
Use of manuscripts to examine writers' practices and revision processes
Additional Course Costs
Computer and internet connection capable of enabling participation in zoom lectures and workshops. All other resources available via wattle
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- verbal comments
- feedback to the whole class, groups, individuals, focus groups etc
ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Introduction and Course Overview|
|2||Getting Started||Oral and written comments due in workshop|
|3||Fiction writing 1 – Meaning, structure and plot||Draft prose piece due|
|4||Fiction writing 2 --Characters, dialogue and narration||Oral and written comments due in workshop|
|5||Novel writing workshop||Oral and written comments due|
|6||Creative nonfiction workshop||Oral and written comments due|
|7||Poetry 1||Oral and written comments due|
|8||No lecture (public holiday): Workshops as usual||Oral and written comments due|
|9||Poetry 2 -- different forms||Oral and written comments due|
|10||Editing and Revision||Oral and written comments due|
|11||New and Experimental Forms||Oral and written comments due|
See wattle course page
|Assessment task||Value||Learning Outcomes|
|Draft Prose Piece||10 %||1,2|
|Portfolio||50 %||1,2 & 5|
|Oral and Written Comments on Other Students' Work||15 %||4|
|Essay||25 %||3 & 5|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Integrity . In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.
Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Workshops rely on attendance and participation of all students. Therefore, students are expected to prepare for and attend all workshops. If you miss more than three workshops, you may be unable to complete the course.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2
Draft Prose Piece
Submit a draft story, memoir, or piece of prose of up to 1500 words.
Assessment Rubrics: See wattle for assessment rubric
Presentation requirements: Name in the top left hand corner; readable font, 1.5 line spacing
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2 & 5
Contents of the portfolio:
Your portfolio should contain:
- 3 rough draft poems, and 1 draft short story or memoir
- 3 poems revised from draft form, and 1 revised story or memoir, totalling no more than 4,000 words in length.
- Include a brief summary (1-2 pages total) of the changes you’ve made to your portfolio and the rationale behind your changes.
See Wattle for Assessment Rubric.
Typed, 12 point font, 1.5 or double-spaced for prose
Poems: single spaced (formatting depends on the poem)
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 4
Oral and Written Comments on Other Students' Work
In several weeks of semester (see wattle for details) you are expected to prepare a response to the forum post task, as outlined on wattle.
This may include:
An idea for a story or poem, or a draft piece of writing
Comments on other students’ work
A response to a reading
Your forum posts will be checked each week. All forum posts need to be submitted prior to your workshop. 10% of your grade will be determined based on the number of forum posts you have made, although individual forum posts will be checked for completeness and their engagement with the task.
Forum posts will not be accepted after the workshop.
Students are also expected to contribute to the discussion in the workshop. Contribution to the discussion constitutes 5% of your mark.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 3 & 5
Length: 1500 - 2000 words
Presentation: Typed, 12 point font (Times New Roman is preferable), 1.5 spacing
You must include a bibliography. Further guidelines for presentation and formulation of a bibliography are available through wattle and under ‘Referencing Requirements’ below.
Questions on wattle.
Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically, committing to honest and responsible scholarly practice and upholding these values with respect and fairness.
The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with.
The Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.
You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.
For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:
- Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
- Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Assignments will be returned via Turnitin.
Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Resubmission of Assignments
Assessment One may be re-submitted under some conditions. See wattle for details.
Distribution of grades policy
Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.
Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.
Support for students
The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
- ANU Health, safety & wellbeing for medical services, counselling, mental health and spiritual support
- ANU Diversity and inclusion for students with a disability or ongoing or chronic illness
- ANU Dean of Students for confidential, impartial advice and help to resolve problems between students and the academic or administrative areas of the University
- ANU Academic Skills and Learning Centre supports you make your own decisions about how you learn and manage your workload.
- ANU Counselling Centre promotes, supports and enhances mental health and wellbeing within the University student community.
- ANUSA supports and represents undergraduate and ANU College students
- PARSA supports and represents postgraduate and research students
Fiction writing; Contemporary Poetry Cultures
Dr Anika Quayle