Postgraduate

Modules

Modules

SEL8641 : Process

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To extend and nuance the range of skills and subject matter of students writing creatively and to encourage formal and thematic experimentation, while allowing students the framework in which to reflect critically and creatively on their own and other people’s writing.

To encourage students to read and consider in depth a range of literary and creative texts concerning the art of writing, and to widen the possibilities of their own writing practice and critical thinking by reflecting on the habits, processes and styles that they observe in their own and other writers’ work.

Outline Of Syllabus

Over the course of taught sessions and independent research, students will look at a range of texts and creative devices in order to develop their understanding of the tools and resources available to them as writers. Students will explore potential sources and resources, experiment with a variety of dictions and registers, and have the chance to move towards developing their work in response to seminars and independent study and practice.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1159:30159:30N/A
Guided Independent StudySkills practice84:0032:00Online asynchronous
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery10:300:30Offered as a consultative PiP scheduled at the convenience of tutor and student.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk81:008:00PiP
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Through close reading, discussion, writing exercises, and feedback received in skills practice sessions, students will apply their knowledge of a range of forms, techniques and thematic concerns to their own writing practice. They will incorporate the skills of revision, self-evaluation, and selection into the preparation of their final creative portfolio.

Module talks (and/or online equivalent), skills practice sessions (which will also incorporate an element of peer-to-peer feedback), and independent study will provide the opportunity for close scrutiny of texts and detailed exploration of the strategies used by a variety of writers, as well as general discussion of ideas regarding the processes of writing and critical thinking.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio1A100To a maximum of 4000 words.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Students demonstrate acquisition of knowledge and skills, and further demonstrate their understanding of their own creative practice, through the submitted portfolio.

Reading Lists

Timetable