WRIT680-19A (C) Any Time Start 2019

Extended Writing Project

60 points

Start/End Date: The start and end dates are specific to each student. For further information please contact one of the following (as appropriate):
  • For Masters theses please contact the relevant College Office.
  • For Doctoral degrees (PhD) please contact the Postgraduate Office.
  • For other types of anytime start courses (i.e. generally courses worth 60 points or less) please contact the Course Coordinator.
Withdrawal Dates
The withdrawal dates for this course (both with and without fee refund) will be confirmed once a) the course start date and b) course length is confirmed. Students are advised to consult the department for further information.


WRIT680 comprises a single extended writing project, supervised by a staff member of the English Department. The size of the project will normally approximate to 20,000 words of prose, 15-20 pages of poetry, or 30-40 pages of dramatic script.

The final submission will be accompanied by a commentary (approximately 2000 words) that describes the aims of the piece, the intended audience, and the technical and strategic approaches taken.

Students and supervisors will normally meet on average every second week, depending on agreed work patterns. Within the first two weeks after enrolment, a timetable will be developed for submission of sections of draft material, a full first draft, revisions and final submission.

Each student will give an oral presentation on her or his project between the fifth and eighth week following enrolment.

All students will participate in the peer review sessions in weeks eight to ten.

Learning Outcomes

  • At the end of this course you will be able to
  • undertake advanced critical analysis of the writing of others and apply what you discover to your own writing;
  • write effectively within a particular register and genre, and for a particular purpose;
  • identify and respond to the requirements of a particular audience;
  • engage the creative dimensions of professional writing and the professional dimensions of creative writing;
  • undertake research relevant to your writing tasks.


Entry is subject to approval of the Head of Department. RP: A Bachelor's degree (with at least a B average in 300-level courses) in any subject in which writing comprises a significant part of the assessment

Recommended Preparation

A Bachelor's degree (with at least a B average in 300-level courses) in any subject in which writing comprises a significant part of the assessment

Contact Person

Philip Armstrong

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $3,694.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts.

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  • WRIT680-19A (C) Any Time Start 2019