Instructions: This assessment is based on lectures, workshop discussions and readings. Some of the questions directly examine your understanding of particular readings and lectures.
This assessment is based on lectures, workshop discussions and readings. Some of the questions directly examine your understanding of particular readings and lectures. However, all of the questions also require you to have a good grasp of, and reflect upon, many of the issues that were raised throughout the semester, and to apply knowledge, research skills and critical thinking.
Even where questions do not directly mention specific readings from the Book of Readings or further readings in your unit guide, it is expected that you have done the readings and are able to demonstrate in your answers a critical understanding of the key issues regarding Media, Culture and Society.
When you draw on another writer’s ideas, use the Harvard style of referencing to refer to their work. Please use only short quotes that support or illustrate your arguments. When using quotations from any source, you must introduce the quotations and incorporate them into your argumentation. You must use quotation marks and cite page number(s) when quoting directly, using the Harvard style of referencing.
At the end of the answer to each question provide a bibliography, again using the Harvard style of referencing. You must CITE ONLY sources you have used and/or directly quoted from in your answer.
To complete this exam you are required to refer to the appropriate readings. Uninformed opinions and general statements that are not supported by research and referencing should not be thought of as answering the questions.
You need to provide your answers, typed in no less than 12 point font, 1.5 spacing
Clearly write out every question and your answer to the question.
YOU MUST Include a word count at the end of each answer and must not exceed this amount. (answers which exceed the word count will not be marked)
At the end of each answer to the question you need to give your bibliographical references.
References and the question are not included in the word count.
Total mark value: 40%
Only students in exceptional circumstances – for example serious illness– are able to obtain an extension. In this case you must provide appropriate documentation, such as medical certificate/s, to your tutor. For your exam to be accepted for marking you needed to have applied for and have been granted an extension or special consideration prior to the due date.
This is an exam and will be marked according to the following criteria:
- Your answers need to demonstrate that you are able to use and apply concepts to analyse media
- Avoidance of generalities and uninformed opinions
- Answers must be relevant to the question.
4 Avoidance of description and concentration on analysis
- Clear evidence of application of concepts from the readings, lectures and seminars
- Must quote from the readings and quotes must be introduced and integrated into the overall arguments, rather than simply ‘being there’.
- Excellent writing skills. This means that your answers must have clarity of expression, correct grammar and syntax, correct use of English, and follow academic conventions
- Development of coherent argumentation that shows a critical understanding of issues raised by the question
- Clear evidence of research and critical approach to complex issues
- Clear understanding of the role of communication and its complex connections to culture
- Using proper Harvard referencing style