CRWR 2004 - Editing for Writers

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2016

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The course will provide a thorough overview of editing for creative writing students. It will focus on the realities of the transmission of a text from draft to publication through developing an understanding of the complex interplay of literary and editorial skills in self-editing as well as providing an introduction to professional editing requirements in an Australian context. It will serve the needs of students wishing to develop advanced skills in critical self-editing and revising and structuring a range of texts. It will encourage students in understanding the process of critically and creatively bringing a text, either one of their own or another, from manuscript stage to final publication.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code CRWR 2004
    Course Editing for Writers
    Coordinating Unit English and Creative Writing
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites At least 12 units of level 1 undergraduate study
    Incompatible ENGL 5009
    Assumed Knowledge High level of English literacy competency
    Course Description The course will provide a thorough overview of editing for creative writing students. It will focus on the realities of the transmission of a text from draft to publication through developing an understanding of the complex interplay of literary and editorial skills in self-editing as well as providing an introduction to professional editing requirements in an Australian context. It will serve the needs of students wishing to develop advanced skills in critical self-editing and revising and structuring a range of texts. It will encourage students in understanding the process of critically and creatively bringing a text, either one of their own or another, from manuscript stage to final publication.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Ms Jill Jones

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 demonstrate having gained knowledge of a range of editing concepts, processes and practices, including structural editing and copyediting, in the context of the editing and publishing industry in Australia and internationally.
    2 demonstrate having engaged with various approaches to redrafting and restructuring their own creative work.
    3 demonstrate having developed a capacity to investigate and reflect on the publishing industry in the context of their own work and the literary field in general.
    4 demonstrate having gained an awareness of the nexus between writing and editing and the role of the editor in the publishing process.
    5 demonstrate having developed skills to identify and analyse grammar and style errors and correct these in their own work and the writing of others.
    6 demonstrate having developed skills to identify structural issues in a manuscript and provide feedback to another author.
    7 demonstrate having developed an understanding the writer-editor relationship through giving and receiving constructive criticism.
    8 demonstrate having developed skills to confidently, thoughtfully and respectfully express their ideas to their peers.
    9 demonstrate having developed skills in working as a team in a small group environment.
    University Graduate Attributes

    No information currently available.

  • Learning Resources
    Online Learning
    MyUni and other resources to be announced.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

    Teaching and learning modes may include lectures, seminars and online activities.

    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Students will commit the equivalent of 156 hours per semester to study in this course.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Provisional. Learning activities may include lectures, face-to-face seminars, online activities, instructor-directed and student-directed research and learning tasks.
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    Provisional. The small group discovery experience may be developed through instructor-led and student-led seminar discussions. The course may include collaborative assessment tasks.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Provisional. Assessment may include blended learning assignments, structured independent and/or collaborative activities, essays(s), participation in seminar discussion and peer-assessment activities.
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Students must attempt all assessment requirements / all assessment items in order to pass the course.

    Other assessment-related requirements will be able to be found in the Discipline of English and Creative Writing Policies and Procedures, and the relevant Course Guide.
    Assessment Detail
    Assessment details are to be announced.
    Submission
    Assessment submission is to be undertaken in the form prescribed in any instructions issued for the individual assessment items.

    Policies on deadlines and lateness are to be found in the Discipline of English and Creative Writing Policies and Procedures.

    Provisional. Submission formats may include: class presentations, tasks and/or discussions; online submission of written or other work; hard copy submission of written work to a prescribed place. This is not an exhaustive list.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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