Course Title: Write non-fiction

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5314

Course Title: Write non-fiction

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM7306

City Campus

TAFE

345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Term1 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term1 2016

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925-4815

Course Contact Email: mctafe@rmit.edu.au


Course Description

This course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge required to write non-fiction copy for different audiences in a range of contexts, including popular media. You will learn about the process of copywriting from generating concepts through to planning and refining your writing. 

This is the designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course for C5314 Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing. This course includes a WIL experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU20276 Write non-fiction

Elements:

1. Develop a concept suitable for a work of non-fiction

2. Clarify project requirements

3. Plan writing

4. Develop draft


Learning Outcomes

You will be able to develop works of non-fiction in different formats from concept to written draft.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

  • analysis of media format and context
  • presentation of concepts and draft copy
  • examples of final concepts and copy