WRITE396-23X (HAM)

Writing Studies Work Placement

15 Points

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Division of Arts Law Psychology & Social Sciences
School of Arts
English

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: em.pooley@waikato.ac.nz

You can contact staff by:

  • Calling +64 7 838 4466 select option 1, then enter the extension.
  • Extensions starting with 4, 5, 9 or 3 can also be direct dialled:
    • For extensions starting with 4: dial +64 7 838 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 5: dial +64 7 858 extension.
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How this paper will be taught

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This Writing Studies internship requires eighty hours of full-time equivalent work experience in a professional writing environment. The hours and specific writing tasks will be determined by mutual agreement between the student and the workplace mentor.

Students may identify their own mentor organization in consultation with the paper's on-campus convenor.

Once a potential mentor or mentor organization has been identified, the on-campus convenor makes contact with the potential mentor and explains the roles, expectations and responsibilities. If the potential mentor agrees to host the student, the convenor facilitates a three-way meeting with the student, the mentor, and the convenor. The three parties sign an agreement outlining respective responsibilities and expectations. At this meeting, the mentor, the student and the convenor discuss when and where the 80 hours will be completed, the writing tasks that might be completed, the requirements for the student's workplace log and final report, and the expectation of a final report from the mentor.

The on-campus convenor acts as a point of contact for the student and the mentor.

At the conclusion of the internship, the paper convenor receives the student's workplace log and final report, examples of completed professional writing as relevant, and the mentor's final report. The convenor assesses and grades the student's achievement on the basis of these materials.

  • To be eligible to enrol, students must have completed at least 60 points at 200 level or above in Writing Studies with at least a B+ average.
  • This paper fulfills the University of Waikato's requirement that students must complete 15 points of Work Integrated Learning at 300-level. Students may only include one Work Placement / internship in their programme of study.
There is no timetabled occurrence for this paper.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Be a responsible member of a professional team
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  • Communicate ideas effectively in written formats; communicate effectively in workplace situations
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  • Complete specified writing tasks to an agreed length, deadline and standard of mechanical presentation
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  • Conduct themselves professionally, with particular regard to punctuality, personal presentation, collegiality, and respect for others
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  • Generate ideas for written work as relevant, and to follow through on those ideas
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  • Manage their time effectively
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  • Revise their work in response to feedback
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  • Work independently to complete agreed goals
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  • Work under supervision
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Assessments

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Assessment is based on the following:

  • A workplace log of 3-5 dated entries (1000-1500 words total): 25% of final mark
  • A summative report on the workplace experience in structured, well-organised and mechanically correct prose (approx 1500 words): 25% of final mark.
  • A portfolio of representative writing generated during the placement (approx 3000 words) 40% of final mark.
  • Mentor's report: 10% of final mark (due within four weeks of the conclusion of the work placement)

The workplace log and the summative report should be submitted to the Paper Convenor either electronically or as hard copy.

The portfolio of writing should be submitted as hard copy, or via a link to web-based publication as relevant.

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Workplace log
25
  • Email: Convenor
2. Summative report
25
  • Email: Convenor
3. Portfolio of writing generated during the placement
40
  • Email: Convenor
4. External mentor's report
10
  • Email: Convenor
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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