On the same day as I found that out, I was notified that a poem submitted for inclusion in an anthology had been accepted. Prepare the EMA well in advance because it’s a shock at the end to get it all done. Studying with The Open University can boost your employability. We had a great tutor who gave us tremendous support and encouragement. See this page for the full text of questions and more information about the survey. Begin the course with a thick skin, You will have people marking your work, don’t be disheartened if your tutor doesn’t agree with what you have written.

The focus on this part of the module is getting your creativity flowing, and exercises to prompt you to write. James Kemp TMA3 is poetry , you need to write 40 lines. Nick Luft – July 27th, at Functionality may be limited on mobile devices. I like to think I can do science and art! If you have not studied at university level before, you are strongly advised to study at OU level 1 before progressing to OU level 2 study. These OU level 1 modules develop skills such as logical thinking, clear expression, essay writing and the ability to select and interpret relevant materials.

In the end the OU gave up with me and awarded me a certificate of undergraduate education instead. Notify me of new comments via email.

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Pamela Newton Course starting: I enjoy writing fiction the most, but I struggled with this because the word count was so tight, my stories tend to come out times longer than this. A longer piece than any of the TMAs it allows you to show off what you have learnt, and that is the emphasis on many OU courses, reflecting and showing that you have met the course objectives.


Computing Guide Computing Helpdesk System Status Help with accessing the vreative library, referencing and using libraries near you: I wanted to start it all over again! I would recommend this course to anyone.

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The fees and funding information provided here is valid for modules starting before 31 July creaative I really enjoyed reading wfiting students’ work on the forums too. The second assignment was short fiction, and I managed to write a half-decent story for it. This got challenging around EMA submission and exam revision time but being able to switch from pure literature to a creative module made doubling up far more pleasurable.

You should use this TMA to get used to sharing your drafts with others. Garnet – September 7th, at You are commenting using your WordPress.

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See this page for the full text of questions and more information about the survey. See the satisfaction survey results for this course. OU A Advanced Creative Writing is lined up for autumn and the people in my OU forum group are all going to be on it, so it should be good! A good writer can be appreciated even if their style isn’t to your taste.

I also didn’t feel a connection with my tutor – my tutor seemed to ‘pick’ at the tiniest of details, maybe that is a good thing? Some websites do offer advice and encouragement to writers.

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Either would do as the foundation of a novel, and I felt the course had been useful in terms of learning more of the craft of writing, and that I came away with a clearer sense of my preferred genre, and with the basis for two longer narratives.

Morning Pages involved waking up earlier than usual groanand the first action before brushing teeth, going to the toilet, stretching arms above head, or any of those waking-up actions, was to grab the notebook and start freewriting.


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Part of me wishes that I could change from a business creativr to English. Faculty response A is designed to develop students’ writing skills in a range of different genres, so it’s true that there are constraints on what you can produce for each assignment. I thought that I would struggle with the poetry element but in fact, this was where I gained my best marks.

It was fascinating to compare some of our earlier scribblings with what we were churning out towards the end of the course. Caroline Vidican Course starting: I was also delighted to pass the A module with Distinction. You are viewing information for England. Though slightly less formal in structure the module still demands personal discipline and creativd in the exercises to develop skills and techniques. Do you do newsletters?

Again there are some suggestions and prompts but you have a free choice. The introductory part, The Creative Processfocuses on developing a habit of writing.

The range of marks is 8 percentiles, with the two life writing TMAs being at the bottom of the range, the fiction a couple of percentiles above them, and four below the poetry.