Suitable for: Year 12
Duration: 2 hours a week for 9-10 weeks; 18-20 hours total
‘The Craft of Writing’ is a new HSC module that focuses on…well, the craft of writing. Specifically, we’ll be looking at writing types beyond your argumentative essays: creative/imaginative stories, discursive writing, persuasive writing, and personal essays. Additionally, we’ll be working on reflection statements, which are a special type of literary essays where you analyse your own writing.
Throughout the course, students are given a range of HSC prescribed texts to study, analyse, and emulate in their own writing. Students learn about the various writing types that are required for the HSC, and practise their writing skills on a range of topics. By the end of the course, students are equipped with the required knowledge and skills to tackle this new HSC module.
Student Writing Outcomes:
- One full creative/imaginative piece;
- One full discursive essay;
- One full persuasive essay;
- Elements of personal essays; and
- At least three full reflection statements.
Student Learning Objectives:
- Reviewing and consolidating techniques for analysing the craft of writing;
- Employing various literary techniques in own writing;
- Understanding how a range of prescribed Module C texts are crafted;
- Developing unique written voices and styles;
- Having the tools to analyse and write about prescribed Module C texts and students’ own writing; and
- Practising writing skills under exam conditions.