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This unit takes a look at the role of the writer and their responsibility as a conduit for stories. By studying this unit you will learn about the importance of language, genre and audience be able to apply these lessons across all your professional communications.
Delivered online by Open Universities Australia, in partnership with Curtin University, the unit does not focus on the grammatical and technical aspects of writing but instead introduces students to the creativity behind the writing process and what it is like to write across various genres.
With studies on the personal essay, the short story and the feature article, you are taken through the differences inherent in these writing formats and will learn to execute each mode to its greatest potential. The unit also addresses research methods including the interview, observations and library and internet research.
Students should also note that this unit contains adult themes. If you are under 16, you will need to complete a parental consent form, prior to enrolling in this unit.
There are no prerequisites for this unit.
In this Introduction to Writing unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:
This unit is an approved elective in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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By understanding how to source stories through research and how to develop them through different genres, you will be prepared to write on a range of topics for different audiences.
This unit will introduce you to:
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If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.