Information Design

Creative Writing 3

Seminar, 2.00 ECTS

 

Course content

The students are introduced to writing critical texts and reviews. Basic elements and steps of opinion oriented writing are presented: analysis, exact description, contextualisation, symptomatisation, story telling etc. These techniques are supposed to help students with writing project write ups and press releases. Apart from the analysis of text examples and the discussion of phrasing the course focuses on original texts. The students should also get an insight into proof reading and editorial work. Targets: The students understand what criticism in journalism means. They can identify a good and a bad review. The students understand what objectivity and opinions mean in the journalistic context. The students can differentiate between various types of review. The students see that story telling is the basis of reviewing. The students understand the difference between merely listing and telling a story. The students can distinguish between neutral and glowing texts. The students are capable of contextualizing. The students know how to symptomatise. The students are able to write a review of some cultural matter. The students are capable of transferring the presented knowledge to their own texts.

Learning outcomes

Generation and Preparation of Content

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Baumert, Andreas: Professionell texten. Grundlagen, Tipps und Techniken. 2. Auflage. München: dtv, 2008.
Clark, Roy Peter: Die 50 Werkzeuge für gutes Schreiben. Handbuch für Autoren, Texter und Journalisten. Berlin: Autorenhaus Verlag, 2009.
Dudenredaktion (Hrsg.): Duden. Die deutsche Rechtschreibung. 25. völlig neu bearbeitete und erweiterte Auflage. Mannheim: Dudenverlag, 2008.
Fasel, Christoph: Textsorten. Konstanz: UVK, 2008.
Förster, Hans-Peter: Texten wie ein Profi. 11. Auflage. Frankfurt: F.A.Z.-Institut für Management-, Markt- und Medieninformationen, 2010.
Häusermann, Jürg: Journalistisches Texten. Sprachliche Grundlagen für professionelles Informieren. Konstanz: UVK, 2001.
Hanika, Iris & Stefanie Flamm (Hrsg.): Berlin im Licht. 24 Stunden Webcam. Frankfurt/M: Suhrkamp, 2003.
Heiser, Albert: Bullshit Bingo. Storytelling für Werbetexte. Berlin: Creative Game Verlag, 2009.
Lehmanski, Dirk und Michael Braun (Hrsg.): Das Schreibbuch. Das Handbuch für alle, die professionell schreiben. 2. Auflage. Waltrop: ISB-Verlag, 2009.
Linke, Angelika et al.: Studienbuch Linguistik. 5. erweiterte Auflage. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 2004.
Ortheil, Hanns-Josef: Schreiben dicht am Leben: Notieren und Skizzieren. Mannheim: Dudenverlag, 2012.
Porombka, Stephan: Kritiken Schreiben. Ein Trainingsbuch. Konstanz: UVK, 2006.
Porombka, Stephan: Schreiben unter Strom. Experimentieren mit Twitter, Blogs, Facebook & Co. Mannheim: Dudenverlag, 2012.
Schärf, Christian: Schreiben Tag für Tag. Journal und Tagebuch. Mannheim: Dudenverlag, 2012.
Schneider, Wolf: Deutsch für Kenner. Die neue Stilkunde. 5. Auflage. München: Piper, 2009.
Wehrli, Peter K.: Katalog von Allem. 1111 Nummern aus 31 Jahren. München:
Goldmann, 2000.
Serious Games: Games that educate, Train, and Inform. David Michael & Sande Chen;
Game Design Workshop: A Playcentric approach to creating innovative games. Tracy Fullerton;
The Art of Game Design. Jesse Schell;
Level Up!: The guide to great video game design. Scott Rogers;
How to create Fantasy Art for video games. Bill Stoneham;
The ultimate guide to Video Game writing and Design. Flint Dille & John Platten.

Mode of delivery

Lecture, presentations, individual work, small group work; work in editorial teams

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment of written works, projects, homework, presentations, exam