- Class Number 4134
- 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 by encouraging students to write and develop their own prose and poetry, and by using writers' manuscripts and published work 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;
- research, 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 critical and formal analysis of a published work, conducting research and synthesising secondary sources to make 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
- analyse and reflect on their own creative work in relation to its form, the writing proces and research into published work in a similar style or genre.
Use of manuscripts to examine writers' practices and revision processes
Computer and internet connection capable of enabling participation in zoom lectures and workshops. All other resources are available via wattle.
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
Student FeedbackANU 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|
|3||Fiction Writing 1 -- Meaning, structure and plot||Assignment 1 due|
|4||Fiction Writing 2 --Characters, dialogue and narration||Oral and written comments|
|5||Novel writing workshop||Oral and written comments|
|6||Creative nonfiction workshop||Oral and written comments|
|7||Poetry writing 1||Oral and written comments|
|8||No lecture (public holiday); Workshops as usual||Oral and written comments|
|9||Poetry Writing 2 (workshop)||Oral and written comments|
|10||Editing and Revision||Oral and written comments|
|11||New and Experimental forms workshop||Oral and written comments|
See course wattle page
|Assessment task||Value||Learning Outcomes|
|Draft Prose Piece||10 %||1,2|
|Portfolio||50 %||1,2 & 5|
|Forum posts and oral 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
PoliciesANU 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:
Assessment RequirementsThe 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 ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.
Moderation of AssessmentMarks 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 the attendance and participation of all students. Therefore, students are expected to prepare for an 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.
See wattle for an assessment rubric.
Presentation requirements: 1.5 line spacing
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2 & 5
Your portfolio should contain
- 3 rough draft poems, and 1 draft short story or memoir
- 3 poems revised from draft form (matching the rough draft poems) and 1 revised story or memoir, totalling no more than 4000 words in length
- Include a brief summary (1-2 pages in total) of the changes you've made to your drafts and the rationale behind the revisions.
See wattle for assessment rubric
Presentation: 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
Forum posts and oral comments on other students' work
Forum posts 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 posts will be checked for completeness and for 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 discussion constitutes 5% of your mark.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 3 & 5
Length: 1500-2000 words
Typed 12 point font, 1.5 spacing
You must include a bibliography. Further guidelines for the presentation and formulation of a bibliography are available on wattle.
Essay questions will be posted on wattle.
Academic IntegrityAcademic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community 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 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 University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.
Online SubmissionThe ANU uses 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. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.
Hardcopy SubmissionFor 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.
Late SubmissionNo submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date will be permitted. If an assessment task is not submitted by the due date, a mark of 0 will be awarded. OR 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.
Referencing RequirementsAccepted 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 PenaltiesExtensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions 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 circumstances. See wattle for details.
Distribution of grades policyAcademic 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 studentsThe 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