SEL1000 : Introduction to Creative Writing
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Lars Iyer
- Teaching Assistant: Ms Tracy Gillman, Miss Bonny Brooks, Ms Lucie Brownlee, Mr Michael Cribbs, Mr David Spittle
- Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
To develop the student’s imaginative capacity, confidence and technical skills in writing poetry, script and creative prose.
To introduce them to the teaching methods of Creative Writing.
To encourage them to read as writers, and to discuss critically their own creative writing and that of others.
Outline Of Syllabus
There are a series of 2 hour lectures which introduce students to the principles, methods and techniques of Creative Writing. These are accompanied by weekly 2 hour seminars in which students meet in groups of up to fifteen, where students may be given exercises to help them write creative texts; engage in close reading of exemplar texts; or bring in creative work which will then be discussed by the workshop members. There is also an individual tutorial to discuss submission. Students build up a portfolio of work independently and maintain a creative journal.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||7||2:00||14:00||Three lectures introduce students to the course, including principles and methods of creativity.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||0:30||6:00||Individual tutorial to prepare for submission|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||2:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||156:00||156:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The lectures give an overview of the course's aims and introduce the students to the principle methods of learning creative writing: the writing exercise, close reading of exemplar texts, and the group discussion of creative texts, as well as formal issues about the composition of poetry, creative prose, and script. The seminars encourage students to create and discuss texts. Students build up a portfolio of work independently and maintain a creative journal: these are then discussed before submission in one-to-one tutorial.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Portfolio||1||A||90||See rationale for details of portfolio|
|Prof skill assessmnt||1||A||10||Attendance and participation|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Submitted portfolio of creative texts, consisiting of either 10-12 poems or 3000 words of creative prose, or (if discussed and agreed with the tutor) a combination of these elements.
Prof Skill Assessment: Half of the mark for this assessment is for attendance and participation is awarded on the basis of attendance, which includes punctual arrival at seminars. The second half of this mark is awarded on the basis of participation in seminars and study groups.