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Swinburne University of Technology
Real Life Writing is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in association with Swinburne University. Its key aim is to provide you with a detailed understanding of different varieties of professional writing, and the contexts where they apply. Through access to professionals talking about their own work, you will gain an intuitive understanding of tone of voice and target audience.
To begin with, you will gain an insight into the myriad different types of professional writing, considering tone, style, and register. Following this, you will begin to explore writing in specific contexts, from film and business to academia, in order to get a 360-degree understanding of writing conventions in specific fields. Finally, you will consider the links between writing and visual representation with regards to television and the digital age.
Ultimately, Real Life Writing prepares you for the tasks you will face as a professional writer, and the knowledge to complete them effectively. Your overall understanding of the industry will be greatly enhanced, and you will also have the opportunity to develop your own unique writing style.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses at Swinburne University:
You should also ensure that you have not already completed a previous or academically equivalent version of this unit.
In this Real Life Writing unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
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.
Want more information about this unit? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
Many people aspire to become professional writers, but they are often unsure what genre is right for them. Real Life Writing not only provides you with a comprehensive understanding of the different kinds of roles available, but also teaches you about the different types of convention and form. This way, on completing the unit you can select the area of writing you most enjoy, and have the skills and confidence to pursue it as a career.
Want more information about the career benefits of this unit? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
Want more information about financial and student support? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. 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.