“Fishing” is a personal narration about a family fishing expedition, through which the protagonist shows his incomprehension of his uncle’s behavior. The narrator uses the fishing expedition to narrate about his uncle.  Written from a first person point of view, the protagonist explains the relationship he has had with the uncle and how he thinks of his uncle’s abnormal behavior. The story is a combination of both storytelling and personal narrative, which means, the author helps the reader to understand what the protagonist was doing at the time as well as giving a story about the relationship with his uncle.

The main aim of the story is not about the fishing expedition, but about the protagonist’s relationship with the uncle.




ASSESSMENT ITEM 2: Structural Editing Task

Weight: 30%
Due date: By midnight Monday Week 8 3 rd September 2018
Length: 1000 words
Where to submit: Email submission to with the
subject heading ‘Structural Editing Assignment’
Learning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Criteria & Marking:

 Ability to identify the difference between structural and copy
editing by concentrating on the macro issues in the text and
referring only to copy editing issues in relation to their effect on
the macro elements (macro elements are outlined in lecture 2)
 Ability to identify macro issues in the text and communicate
these effectively by identifying problems and making
 Adherence to industry standards in style, grammar, formatting
and punctuation in the presentation of your assignment

This is a task of structural editing. For this task you will have been allocated
one of the stories from the potential list for the anthology. You write your
report on the original submission of the story assigned to you
The Structural Editing report is a comprehensive readers report of at least
1000 words which details your analysis of the text from a macro perspective.
Where you dedicated one paragraph to analysis for example in the readers
report you might dedicate 2-3 to a particular narrative element.
This assessment item determines your ability to comprehend, apply and
practice editorial conventions. You will be assessed on your ability to retain
awareness of the author's goals and intentions from the original draft and your
ability to analyse the text from a macro perspective. Essentially this
assessment gauges your ability to analyse a text from an editorial point of

You should approach the task in line with the ideas presented in lectures 2, 3
and 6.
What to include in the Structural Editing Report:
A combination of analysis, critique and suggestion
 Analysis of macro story elements including your viewpoint on major
themes and your interpretation of the author’s intent as presented in
the original draft. You should also discuss the function of other
narrative elements such as characterisation, setting, plot and
voice/POV in relation to the thematic and authorial intent
 Critique the weaknesses in the story and identify the strengths
 Offer suggestions on how to enhance strengths and deal with

Notes on the Structural Editing Report:
The structural editing report should feature analysis on the macro elements of
the work.
Please present your report to industry standard including correct formatting
and tone. To this end I would consult the terminology guidelines on the
website so you can begin to articulate your analysis in industry terms.

The most important thing in the structural editing report is the quality of your
analysis. You should articulate clearly and in depth your interpretation and
critique of the story and the aims of your structural edit.
Industry standard formatting includes 1.5 or double spacing of text, 12 point
font, Times New Roman or Arial, use of indented paragraphs and one line gap
for new sections, appropriate punctuation.