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Tips on how to write an effective evaluation for MS3 WJEC coursework.

Tips on how to write an effective evaluation for MS3 WJEC coursework.



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  • Learning Objective:How do I write an effective MS3 evaluation?
  • Assessment ObjectiveAO2: Apply knowledge and understandingwhen analysing media products andprocesses and evaluating your own practicalwork, to show how meanings and responsesare created.WORD COUNT: 500-750 wordsWORTH: 10 marks (10%)
  • Mark Scheme• Ability to apply knowledge and understanding when evaluating the production (knowledge of media theories/concepts and knowledge of history of genre/narrative/representation)• Reference to the degree to which research informs production.• Sound structure and well written.
  • Plan• Summarise your research into five sentences.• Each sentence becomes your topic sentence for five paragraphs.• In your paragraphs, explain exactly where you have applied what you have learned (specific shots/use of language etc.)• Refer to facts and figures, where you can. Also refer to media theory, if relevant.• If you have subverted your research – you must explain WHY, especially if you’ve only subverted it in places (e.g. I wanted the text to resemble the ____ genre through its use of iconography, but I didn’t want to follow all of its negative stereotypes).
  • Exemplar Paragraph:My research informed me that men dominate the actiongenre, with over three quarters of action films featuring amale lead . This supports notions of hegemonic (source needed)masculinity and reinforces a culture where “men act andwomen appear” (Berger, 1972). I decided to replicate thisin my film poster by choosing a male action lead andplacing him in the centre of the image, which connotes hisimportance. The gun in his hand signifies that he is a manof action, who takes control, reinforcing this notion ofhegemonic masculinity. The blurb on the DVD sleevefurthers these ideas. My character’s name – Sam Steel –connotes something cold, hard and dangerous (steelsignifying a blade). The blurb places Sam at the centre ofthe narrative, where he has to take revenge for the deathof his wife. I found that women were often depicted as victims inaction films. For instance.... Therefore, the only femalecharacters in my film....