Building Online Editing and Creative Writing Skills

1st and 2nd year Students will be encouraged to develop a portfolio of writing on various social media platforms which demonstrates their skills in creative and critical writing.

Outline of Activity

A portfolio will allow participants to extend their abilities in writing and presentation skills; gain an insight into producing a variety of written materials, such as: poetry, fictional prose, drama, reviews, essays, blogs etc.

Learning Outcomes

Students will develop a range of employability skills in writing creatively and critically. As the work will be on social media it will extend ICT skills and serve as a shop window of talent for prospective employers. The writing tasks will encourage student led learning and where possible an element of peer review will be introduced to allow students to share their experience of the process

Assessment Details

Work will be assessed prior to uploading according to the English marking criteria, thus providing a means reinforcing the skills and processes within the English degree and allowing this to feedforward into the EDGE award.

Level of Commitment

20 hours.

Related Staff

Dr Frank Ferguson

Research Director - English Language and Literature
School of Arts & Humanities
+44 28 7012 3577
I008 - Coleraine campus

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