This unit covers the knowledge and skills required to write non-fiction material such as, feature articles, obituaries, reviews and advertorials. It also includes the use of appropriate punctuation, as well as basic proof reading and editing skills.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - collecting and analysing relevant information; - writing non-fiction material using correct style, grammar, proof correction and revisions; - applying appropriate techniques to a range of non-fiction writing tasks, and; - applying creative thinking applicable to non-fiction writings.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - writing theories and the implications for writing, and; - appropriate non-fiction writing techniques.

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