The Writer's Toolkit
Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 15 December 2023
09 May 2023
Requisites for this module
BA W800 Creative Writing,
BA W801 Creative Writing (Including Year Abroad),
BA W803 Creative Writing (Including Placement Year),
BA W808 Creative Writing (Including Foundation Year),
MLITQ392 Creative Writing,
BA PW38 Film and Creative Writing,
BA PW39 Film and Creative Writing (Including Placement Year),
BA PW88 Film and Creative Writing (Including Foundation Year),
BA PWH8 Film and Creative Writing (Including Year Abroad),
BA QW30 Literature and Creative Writing,
BA QW31 Literature and Creative Writing (Including Year Abroad),
BA QW33 Literature and Creative Writing (Including Placement Year),
BA QW38 Literature and Creative Writing (Including Foundation Year),
MLITQ393 Literature and Creative Writing,
BA WW80 Drama and Creative Writing,
BA WW81 Drama and Creative Writing (including Foundation Year),
BA WW82 Drama and Creative Writing (including Placement Year),
BA WW83 Drama and Creative Writing (including Year Abroad)
How do you get started as a writer? How do you practise your writing? And how can you make improvements? Using exercises and texts, focus on your basic skills and essay writing, while covering topics like characterisation, dialogue, point of view, plotting, suspense, metaphor and imagery.
This module aims to get students started as writers, giving you the opportunity to practise your writing and make improvements. Getting into the habit of writing will prepare you for subsequent, theoretical-based aspects of writing courses as well as for discussion on writing and the completion of workshop exercises. Writing is also a good way of reading and responding to texts and this aspect of the course will have benefits for all your study.
Creative Writing skills will be explored through exercises and texts. The module is participatory: this will involve writing and reading in class, as well as contributing to written exercises and discussion.
The aims of this module are:
1. To get students used to the practice of writing regularly
2. To enable students to share writing orally and on the page
Upon successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Have developed the craft skills for creative writing
2. Have acquired the necessary foundational knowledge and skills for a degree in Creative Writing
3. Understand the interface between the creative and the critical
No additional information available.
Anticipated teaching delivery: Weekly 1-hour lecture and 1-hour seminar
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||A piece of creative prose (up to 1,500 words) or suite of poems (guide length around 6-8 pieces) in each case accompanied by a reflective commentary of 1,000 words
Exam format definitions
- Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
- In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary,
for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.
Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr James Canton, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LiFTS General Office - email email@example.com.
Telephone 01206 872626
Dr Eleanor Perry
University of Kent
Lecturer in Creative Writing (Poetry)
Available via Moodle
Of 80 hours, 80 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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