CBSE Class-12 Syllabus 2017-18
Subject: Creative writing and translation studies
I. Aims and Objectives of the Course
a) Creative Writing
1. Understand literature as a creative act.
2. Understand the creative process involved in literary composition.
3. Understand different forms and techniques of literary composition such as types of prose,
poetry and drama.
4. Appreciate the writer's purpose, intended meaning, attitudes and moods experienced and
5. Formulate the emotional and intellectual response to literacy composition.
6. Understand multiplicity of meanings of a composition including indirect and figurative meaning.
7. Write original composition in prose, poetry and drama.
b) Translation Studies
To make learners:
1. Aware of the process of translation.
2. Understand the difficulty of translating across languages.
3. Able to translate simple texts effectively.
This course is as much teacher centred as student centred. That implies the teacher herself/himself
shall display in his/her interactions a degree of literary sensibility and sensitivity.
It is expected that the teacher will:
Articulate multiple meanings as an example of readings.
Draw the attention of students to indirect and figuratively expressed meanings.
Explain the feature and effect of different forms of literary composition.
It is also expected that the learners shall develop a holistic appreciation of literature in terms of
listening, speaking, reading and writing (LSRW).
Learners are to participate in the process of literary appreciation and treat their own responses with
Classroom discussions and a brief exposition of composition by students to cultivate the ability to
express and reflect the grounds of their response.
ACQUISITION OF LANGUAGE SKILLS
Listening and Speaking (Aural and Oral)
I. Objectives of Aural and Oral Skills involved in the conduct of the course are to develop the ability