Sunday, 21 November 2010

Essay 2 redraft feedback

This is now entering level 4 territory but I wish you had made just a little bit more effort on your part to work on my suggestions, rather than only depending on what I'd written. The most important requested change is missing - to add Gauntlett's ideas on Media Effects theories. If you can reproduce work to this standard in the exam you could be looking at an A/B.

Level 4 (from 2010 mark scheme)

Candidates adapt their learning to the specific requirements of the chosen question in excellent fashion and make connections in order to present a coherent argument. The answer offers a clear, fluent balance of media theories and knowledge of industries and texts and informed personal engagement with issues and debates.

Use of examples (16-20 marks)

Examples of theories, texts and industry knowledge are clearly connected together in the answer. History and the future are integrated into the discussion with conviction.

Use of terminology (8-10 marks)

Throughout the answer, material presented is informed by contemporary media theory and the command of the appropriate conceptual and theoretical language is excellent.

Complex issues have been expressed clearly and fluently using a style of writing appropriate to the complex subject matter. Sentences and paragraphs, consistently relevant, have been well structured, using appropriate technical terminology. There may be few, if any, errors of spelling, punctuation and grammar.

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