Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners

CUAWRT302 Mapping and Delivery Guide
Write simple stories

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Issue Date: October 2018


Qualification -
Unit of Competency CUAWRT302 - Write simple stories
Description
Employability Skills
Learning Outcomes and Application This unit describes the skills and knowledge to write simple stories for a wide range of media, using linear and non-linear structures.It applies to individuals who write in response to a clearly-defined brief, under supervision of a senior writer or editor. Stories are short, such as a story for one or two animated objects, a dialogue between characters, or a creative piece for print media.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Duration and Setting X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in creative arts industry environments. The assessment environment must include access to:

story writing tools

legislation and codes of practice relevant to media.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational educational and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Prerequisites/co-requisites
Competency Field
Development and validation strategy and guide for assessors and learners Student Learning Resources Handouts
Activities
Slides
PPT
Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3 Assessment 4
Elements of Competency Performance Criteria              
Element: Clarify storytelling requirements
  • Discuss storytelling briefs, including target audience, format, timelines and delivery platforms,with relevant personnel
  • Identify purpose of dialogue, characters, point of view and setting to structure storylines
  • Discuss visual and aural storytelling structures that may meet the requirements of briefs with relevant personnel
       
Element: Prepare to write stories
  • Research stories from a range of creative works that may inspire story ideas
  • Research subject areas using a variety of information sources
  • Experiment with linear and non-linear storyline structures
  • Use imagination to develop ideas for characters, plots and settings
  • Develop ideas for scenarios, contexts and situations in which characters act, react and resolve
  • Select story structure and content that best meets requirements of briefs
  • Seek feedback from relevant personnel on proposed story and refine approach as required
       
Element: Draft stories
  • Use a creative writing style appropriate to specified stories
  • Use appropriate software tools to draft stories
  • Use correct grammar, punctuation and accurate spelling
  • Proofread copy to check for spelling, grammatical, typographic and other errors
  • Submit draft stories to relevant personnel for feedback and amend as required
  • Adopt safe ergonomic practices when using screens and keyboards for long periods of time
       
Element: Refine stories
  • Evaluate stories in line with agreed criteria
  • Check stories comply with laws and codes of practice relevant to broadcasting and publication
  • Discuss and confirm additional requirements or modifications to stories with relevant personnel
  • Complete necessary amendments within agreed timelines
       


Evidence Required

List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Clarify storytelling requirements

1.1 Discuss storytelling briefs, including target audience, format, timelines and delivery platforms,with relevant personnel

1.2 Identify purpose of dialogue, characters, point of view and setting to structure storylines

1.3 Discuss visual and aural storytelling structures that may meet the requirements of briefs with relevant personnel

2. Prepare to write stories

2.1 Research stories from a range of creative works that may inspire story ideas

2.2 Research subject areas using a variety of information sources

2.3 Experiment with linear and non-linear storyline structures

2.4 Use imagination to develop ideas for characters, plots and settings

2.5 Develop ideas for scenarios, contexts and situations in which characters act, react and resolve

2.6 Select story structure and content that best meets requirements of briefs

2.7 Seek feedback from relevant personnel on proposed story and refine approach as required

3. Draft stories

3.1 Use a creative writing style appropriate to specified stories

3.2 Use appropriate software tools to draft stories

3.3 Use correct grammar, punctuation and accurate spelling

3.4 Proofread copy to check for spelling, grammatical, typographic and other errors

3.5 Submit draft stories to relevant personnel for feedback and amend as required

3.6 Adopt safe ergonomic practices when using screens and keyboards for long periods of time

4. Refine stories

4.1 Evaluate stories in line with agreed criteria

4.2 Check stories comply with laws and codes of practice relevant to broadcasting and publication

4.3 Discuss and confirm additional requirements or modifications to stories with relevant personnel

4.4 Complete necessary amendments within agreed timelines

Evidence of the ability to:

document research used to inspire own writing

draft, evaluate and refine original linear and non-linear stories that engage the target audience and meet requirements of a storytelling brief.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

outline elements of visual and aural storytelling structures

describe basic elements of a simple story, including:

dialogue

characters

point of view

setting

explain how writing storylines differ for linear and non-linear structures and for different platforms

identify media laws and codes of practice relevant to writing stories including, copyright, defamation, privacy and vilification

describe criteria that may be used to evaluate stories

outline health and safety requirements as they relate to working for periods of time on screens and keyboards.


Submission Requirements

List each assessment task's title, type (eg project, observation/demonstration, essay, assignment, checklist) and due date here

Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

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ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Clarify storytelling requirements

1.1 Discuss storytelling briefs, including target audience, format, timelines and delivery platforms,with relevant personnel

1.2 Identify purpose of dialogue, characters, point of view and setting to structure storylines

1.3 Discuss visual and aural storytelling structures that may meet the requirements of briefs with relevant personnel

2. Prepare to write stories

2.1 Research stories from a range of creative works that may inspire story ideas

2.2 Research subject areas using a variety of information sources

2.3 Experiment with linear and non-linear storyline structures

2.4 Use imagination to develop ideas for characters, plots and settings

2.5 Develop ideas for scenarios, contexts and situations in which characters act, react and resolve

2.6 Select story structure and content that best meets requirements of briefs

2.7 Seek feedback from relevant personnel on proposed story and refine approach as required

3. Draft stories

3.1 Use a creative writing style appropriate to specified stories

3.2 Use appropriate software tools to draft stories

3.3 Use correct grammar, punctuation and accurate spelling

3.4 Proofread copy to check for spelling, grammatical, typographic and other errors

3.5 Submit draft stories to relevant personnel for feedback and amend as required

3.6 Adopt safe ergonomic practices when using screens and keyboards for long periods of time

4. Refine stories

4.1 Evaluate stories in line with agreed criteria

4.2 Check stories comply with laws and codes of practice relevant to broadcasting and publication

4.3 Discuss and confirm additional requirements or modifications to stories with relevant personnel

4.4 Complete necessary amendments within agreed timelines

Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.

Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Discuss storytelling briefs, including target audience, format, timelines and delivery platforms,with relevant personnel 
Identify purpose of dialogue, characters, point of view and setting to structure storylines 
Discuss visual and aural storytelling structures that may meet the requirements of briefs with relevant personnel 
Research stories from a range of creative works that may inspire story ideas 
Research subject areas using a variety of information sources 
Experiment with linear and non-linear storyline structures 
Use imagination to develop ideas for characters, plots and settings 
Develop ideas for scenarios, contexts and situations in which characters act, react and resolve 
Select story structure and content that best meets requirements of briefs 
Seek feedback from relevant personnel on proposed story and refine approach as required 
Use a creative writing style appropriate to specified stories 
Use appropriate software tools to draft stories 
Use correct grammar, punctuation and accurate spelling 
Proofread copy to check for spelling, grammatical, typographic and other errors 
Submit draft stories to relevant personnel for feedback and amend as required 
Adopt safe ergonomic practices when using screens and keyboards for long periods of time 
Evaluate stories in line with agreed criteria 
Check stories comply with laws and codes of practice relevant to broadcasting and publication 
Discuss and confirm additional requirements or modifications to stories with relevant personnel 
Complete necessary amendments within agreed timelines 

Forms

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