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Independent Reading Portfolio: Critical Reflection


  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 6

Module description

This core half-module is the culmination of the Independent Reading Portfolio modules that you have taken in the first three years of the BA Creating Writing. You will apply to your own work the critical reading and analytical skills that you have acquired thus far, specifically to your extended writing project. You will be required to write a 2500-word essay reflecting on the processes and methodologies you employed to complete your extended writing project.

In addition, you will be asked to consider your intentions for the piece and how far you feel you succeeded in realising these, to identify your influences and to situate your project within a literary tradition, whether a widely recognised one or one you have yourself identified: a sort of literary genealogy for your own work.