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WRT3120 Biographical and Autobiographical Writing
Credit Points: 15

In this unit students learn research skills by focusing on an auto/biographical topic of their own choice; for example a literature student may wish to research and write the life of a favourite author. Students survey a large range of autobiographical and biographical writing, life stories and personal history narratives in order to examine, analyse and practise different models. They learn various methods of preparation prior to writing, and then how to write their auto/biography in workshops, which encourage peer reviewing. In order to place their life subject in focus, students research contextual background, target markets, readership, and publication. They learn about the importance of ethics and legalities in their personal history research through lively in-class discussions.

This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MAAACGCreative Writing Major
MIAABUCreative Writing Minor
MIAACYEnglish Minor
MAAACJHistory and Writing Major
MIAABWHistory and Writing Minor
MAAACKPolitics and Writing Major
MIAABXPolitics and Writing Minor
MAAACHProfessional Writing and Publishing Major
MIAABVProfessional Writing and Publishing Minor
DMAAAAPsychology and Writing Double Major
MAWRITWriting Major
MIAABYWriting and the Environment Minor
MAAACLWriting and the Environment Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2008 VET: 31/03/2008