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Learner Career Outcomes

44%

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100% online
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Approx. 18 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, German, Arabic

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Your Writing Identity

5 hours to complete
18 videos (Total 90 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
18 videos
Welcome to Writing for Young Readers3m
Introduction to Your Writing Identity4m
Your Writing Life - Part One3m
Your Writing Life - Part Two4m
You, Your Culture and Story5m
Cultural Myths and Legends4m
Viewpoint - Part One4m
Viewpoint - Part Two2m
Interview with Uma Krishnaswami - Part One: 'the very young experience the world through their skins'7m
Interview with Uma Krishnaswami - Part Two: 'for me place and the people are inextricable'5m
Interview with Uma Krishnaswami - Part Three 'it came out in eight Indian languages'5m
Interview with Uma Krishnaswami - Part Four: 'I suddenly began to see the entire story'8m
Interview with Apirana Taylor - Part One: 'I carried exercise books with me everywhere I went'9m
Interview with Apirana Taylor - Part Two: 'I'm leaving something behind for future generations'6m
Interview with Apirana Taylor - Part Three: 'one word is worth a thousand pictures'7m
Interview with Apirana Taylor - Part Four: 'your ears are often your best editor'3m
Module Summary Your Writing Identity2m
7 readings
Course Overview10m
How to Get Help10m
FAQs10m
Instructors and Guest Authors10m
Course Materials10m
Extracts: You, Your Culture and Story10m
Extracts: Cultural Myths and Legends10m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Genre, Form, and Audience

3 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 51 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
11 videos
Genre - Part One3m
Genre - Part Two4m
Form - Part One4m
Form - Part Two4m
Audience - Part One4m
Audience - Part Two3m
Interview with Finegan Kruckemeyer - Part One: 'it can be nice to write just for the sake of writing'8m
Interview with Finegan Kruckemeyer - Part Two: 'my favourite authors have permeated my brain'6m
Interview with Finegan Kruckemeyer - Part Three: 'it truly is a magical feeling'5m
Module Summary Genre, Form, and Audience2m
2 readings
Extracts: Genre Types10m
Extracts: Audience10m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Structure

4 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 58 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
13 videos
Character - Part One3m
Character - Part Two3m
Setting4m
Plot and Theme - Part One4m
Plot and Theme - Part Two3m
Language and Dialogue4m
Other Language Tools4m
Interview with Tololwa Mollel - Part One 'I let an idea simmer in my head'4m
Interview with Tololwa Mollel - Part Two: 'let the story show you the way'6m
Interview with Tololwa Mollel - Part Three: 'I give them their right to live as characters'5m
Interview with Tololwa Mollel - Part Four: 'I really enjoyed the act of writing itself'4m
Module Summary Structure2m
5 readings
Extracts: Character10m
Extracts: Setting10m
Sample Plot Chart10m
Extracts: Plot and Theme10m
Extracts Language and Dialogue10m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Editing and Proofreading

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 42 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
Structural Editing - Part One3m
Structural Editing - Part Two4m
Structural Editing - Part Three4m
Copyediting and Proofreading - Part One4m
Copyediting and Proofreading - Part Two2m
Interview with Summer Edward - Part One: 'The story keeps telling itself in my mind'5m
Interview with Summer Edward - Part Two: 'don't be afraid to cut'5m
Interview with Summer Edward - Part Three: 'I practice silence'5m
Module Summary Editing and Proofreading1m
3 readings
Structural Editing Checklist10m
Extract: Structural Editing10m
Copyediting Checklist10m

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