A2 MEDIAEXAMREVISIONLESSON OBJECTIVES: TO REVIEW THEFORMAT AND REQUIREMENTS OF THE A2MEDIA EXAM.
THEORIST MATCH UPNarrative Audience Genre Representation MediaLanguageDyer Saussure Mulvey Baudrillard Hall MorleyBlumler & Katz Propp Todorov Levi-StraussBarthes Altman Neale Fiske GoodwinThese areexamples; youcan use yourownAdd theorists to the grid; explain their theory and your rationalebehind choosing them to a partner
THEORIST MATCH UP.Narrative Audience Genre Representation MediaLanguagePropp Dyer Neale Mulvey SaussureTodorov Hall DyerPerkinsBaudrillardLevi-Strauss Blumer andKatzFiskeDyer Saussure Mulvey Baudrillard Hall MorleyBlumler & Katz Propp Todorov Levi-StraussBarthes Altman Neale Fiske Goodwin
SECTION ALESSON OBJECTIVES: TO REVIEWSECTION A OF THE EXAM.
WHAT DO YOU NEEDTO DO WELL ON 1(A)?ProgressionReflectionSpecific examples in relation to outcomesTerminology
1(A) STRUCTURESpend 30 minutes answering this question.Remember to talk about both AS and A2 coursework.Introduction – briefly state what your coursework productswere and introduce specified skill.Section 1 – use of skill at AS. Identify specific examples –explain/evaluate effect – show progress.Section 2 – use of skill at A2. Identify specific examples –explain/evaluate effect – show progress.Conclusion – review overall progress.
WHAT DO YOU NEEDTO DO WELL ON 1(B)?Understanding of theoriesUse of specific examplesTerminology
1(B) STRUCTUREYou should spend 30 minutes answering this question.In this question you only need to refer to one courseworkproduction.Introduction – briefly state which coursework product you aretalking about. Outline the key concept and theorists.Theorist One – State theorist’s idea – explain how this relates toa specific example from your product. Give your view of thetheory.Theorist Two –Theorist Three -Conclusion – how useful are the different theoreticalapproaches in analysing/explaining your product.
SPECIFIC EXAMPLESIn order to do well in this question you must relate theory tospecific examples. Identify one specific example for at least3 key theorists from each area. Remember you can discusshow and why a theorist’s ideas do not apply.RepresentationDyer Saussure Mulvey BaudrillardGenreNarrativeMedia LanguageAudienceHall Morley Blumler andKatzPropp Todorov Barthes Levi-StraussDyer Neale Fiske GoodwinSaussure Mulvey
KEY THEORISTSRead through the information you have been given.Which theorist’s ideas are being discussed?What points are being made?
TOP EXAM TIPSAnswer both questions in Section A (1a and 1b).Only answer one question in Section B.Remember you are doing the Media and Collective Identitytopic.Remember to number your answers.Spend 30 minutes on Question 1a.Spend 30 minutes on Question 1b.Remember to use specific examples from your coursework inboth Section A questions.Spend 1 hour on Section B (you may want to start with thisquestion).Remember to talk about at least two types of Media inSection B.Remember to refer to past, present, and future in Section B.Most of Section B should be focused on contemporary texts.