Remember in your actual exam you will need to identify all 3 texts.
-Complete a 2-3 sentence introduction,
responding to the questions content.
-This is a chance to really show off theory
knowledge but make sure it clearly links to the
-Our example question states the words “Genre”
and “mix” This clearly links to a theory.
The Post Modernism theory states there is no longer such a thing
as original art. The theory often judges media texts as; hybrids,
parodies or pays homage to texts that came before. My particular
studied text, District 9, is seen to adhere to the statement that
“most media texts mix genres”. This is evident by the text
conforming to both Sci-Fi conventions and documentary stylistic
conventions. This hybridity would attract a wider audience and
offers a text that a post modernist would argue mimics originality.
= Good use of language/terminology
=Refers directly to the question
The identify and justify technique. This method questions whether the
text adheres or subverts to the questions statement.
One particular science fiction convention that District 9
clearly conforms to is ……..this can be seen within the
Remember; if you can link theory or analysis of technical
codes in this section to help answer the question you will
gain high marks.
There are various documentary stylistic conventions
District 9 conforms to, such as ………., this is used within
the narrative to……..
Summarise your answer thus far and simply answer the
question. Again, you have a brief chance to show off
your knowledge and add some flare to your answer.
By analysing the genre conventions present within my
text it is clear District 9 adheres to the statement,
“most media texts mix genres”. The text increases its
preferred audience by conforming to multiple genres
and contains a broad range of genre conventions that
will gratify a wider range of audience.
-You have 2 and a half hours to answer 3
questions in your exam.
-50 minutes on each question
-16-17 minutes on each text
-You should make 3 points on each text