6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2017 (Day)
Advanced writing and interviewing helps students refine their interviewing, researching and writing skills. The course will emphasise accuracy and critical-thinking skills. Whatever your aspirations, if you want your journalism to be a compelling read to a wider audience, this unit can arm you with the storytelling tools you need.
On successful completion of the unit students should be able to:
- Make complex reporting on subjects like business, science and health accessible to non-professionals;
- Turn projects into great "reads" that engage the audience;
- Infuse daily reporting, on deadline, with memorable characters, vivid scenes and focused story lines;
- Create compelling narratives;
- Understand how to gather the details, nuance and dialogue that distinguish the best reporting and writing;
- Clearly understand the ethical and social issues associated with in-depth interviewing, researching and writing.
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
Twelve credit points of second-year Journalism units.