Course code: 800-000254

TAFE Statement in Writing Today - Memoirs

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Overview About this course

Be inspired to turn your life story into a bestselling memoir. Learn the secrets of the craft of writing and experiment with style, point of view, dialogue and plot.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

During this course you'll learn to:

  • Analyse memoir excerpts to discover how to determine your style and encourage your own voice

  • Brainstorm ideas

  • Explore different styles of writing, point of view, tone, plot, theme, dialogue and characters

  • Draft a short memoir excerpt based on your own experiences

  • Edit to improve the quality, coherence and appeal of your writing

Course outcomes

You'll leave this course with:

  • The ability to write and edit a 750-word piece based on your memories and experiences. Previous student examples have included family relationship conflict, dealing with dementia and life on a navy warship

  • A sound understanding of how to apply a range of creative writing techniques

  • Transferrable skills in planning, drafting and editing your own written material

  • Confidence in the quality and appeal of your writing

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this course.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend you have:

  • A good level of written and spoken English and a desire to further develop your skills

  • An interest in writing about your life experiences

  • At least one idea you're keen to turn into a memoir excerpt

  • Access to the internet and a computer as well as basic digital literacy to use learning resources and complete assignments

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Where can this course take you?

Study options

Pursue an interest or upskill in your chosen field with another course.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous work experience and study history. You may be able to use recognition of prior learning when applying for a course in the future. If you're successful, you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses can be made up of a combination of core and specialty units.

Core units consist of the knowledge you'll need to build key skills for success in your field, industry or hobby.

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