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Critical reflection

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Critical reflection

  1. 1. Critical Perspectives<br />Exam: Section A<br />
  2. 2. Writing aboutProduction<br />Exam: Section A<br />
  3. 3. CRITICAL REFLECTION<br />
  4. 4. CRITICAL REFLECTION<br />To analyse, from a critical point of view, what you did.<br />
  5. 5. CRITICAL REFLECTION<br /><ul><li> Highly prized skill</li></li></ul><li>CRITICAL REFLECTION<br /><ul><li> Highly prized skill
  6. 6. Transferable to any process</li></li></ul><li>CRITICAL REFLECTION<br /><ul><li> Highly prized skill
  7. 7. Transferable to any process
  8. 8. Valued by universities & employers</li></li></ul><li>The ten commandments<br />of reflective<br />writing<br />
  9. 9. 1<br />Focus on creative decisions informed by institutional knowledge<br />The ten commandments of reflective writing<br />
  10. 10. 1<br />Focus on creative decisions informed by institutional knowledge<br />you did what you did because ofwhat you had learned about how the<br />media produce, distribute and share texts<br />The ten commandments of reflective writing<br />
  11. 11. 2<br />Focus on creative decisions informed by theoretical understanding<br />The ten commandments of reflective writing<br />
  12. 12. 2<br />Focus on creative decisions informed by theoretical understanding<br />describe what you did in relation to cultural media theories<br />The ten commandments of reflective writing<br />
  13. 13. 2<br />Focus on creative decisions informed by theoretical understanding<br />describe what you did in relation to cultural media theories – you did it<br />because you understood how to<br />shape your text to create meaning<br />The ten commandments of reflective writing<br />
  14. 14. 3<br />Evaluate the process – don't just <br />describe it<br />why some things work well and <br />others not so well<br />The ten commandments of reflective writing<br />
  15. 15. 3<br />Evaluate the process – don't just <br />describe it<br />The ten commandments of reflective writing<br />
  16. 16. 3<br />Evaluate the process – don't just <br />describe it<br />why some things work well and <br />others not so well<br />The ten commandments of reflective writing<br />
  17. 17. 3<br />Evaluate the process – don't just <br />describe it<br />why some things work well and <br />others not so well – you will need to have <br />done some audience research to really<br />answer this question<br />The ten commandments of reflective writing<br />
  18. 18. 4<br />Relate your media to 'real media' <br />at the micro level<br />The ten commandments of reflective writing<br />
  19. 19. 4<br />Relate your media to 'real media' <br />at the micro level<br />give specific examples of your use of <br />to techniques and strategies to create<br />intertextual references to media that<br />has influenced you<br />The ten commandments of reflective writing<br />
  20. 20. 5<br />Deconstruct yourself<br />The ten commandments of reflective writing<br />
  21. 21. 5<br />Deconstruct yourself<br />try to analyse the reasons why you do <br />things<br />The ten commandments of reflective writing<br />
  22. 22. 5<br />Deconstruct yourself<br />try to analyse the reasons why you do <br />things – don't assume that your tastes,<br />decisions, preferences and behaviour<br />are just the way things are<br />The ten commandments of reflective writing<br />
  23. 23. 6<br />Choose relevant micro examples to <br />relate to macro themes<br />The ten commandments of reflective writing<br />
  24. 24. 6<br />Choose relevant micro examples to <br />relate to macro themes<br />you can't write about everything so <br />have some examples ready to<br />adapt to the specific question<br />The ten commandments of reflective writing<br />
  25. 25. 7<br />Avoid binary opposites<br />The ten commandments of reflective writing<br />
  26. 26. 7<br />Avoid binary opposites<br />your text will probably not either wholly<br />follow or challenge existing conventions<br />but will do a bit of both<br />The ten commandments of reflective writing<br />
  27. 27. 8<br />Write about your broader media culture<br />The ten commandments of reflective writing<br />
  28. 28. 8<br />Write about your broader media culture<br />don't limit your writing to your exam <br />texts<br />The ten commandments of reflective writing<br />
  29. 29. 8<br />Write about your broader media culture<br />don't limit your writing to your exam <br />texts – try to extend your response to <br />include other creative work or <br />media-related activities you have been<br />involved in<br />The ten commandments of reflective writing<br />
  30. 30. 9<br />Adopt a meta discourse<br />The ten commandments of reflective writing<br />
  31. 31. 9<br />Adopt a meta discourse<br />step outside of just describing activities<br />as a media student to reflect on how <br />things would be different if you were<br />a professional media producer<br />The ten commandments of reflective writing<br />
  32. 32. 10<br />Quote, paraphrase, reference<br />The ten commandments of reflective writing<br />
  33. 33. 10<br />Quote, paraphrase, reference<br />remain with the mode of address of<br />academic writing – do not lapse into <br />colloquial or informal language<br />The ten commandments of reflective writing<br />
  34. 34.
  35. 35. Meta Discourse<br />Also know as metanarrative.<br />Looking beyond the immediate and<br />considering the social, cultural and<br />economical relationships surrounding <br />media production<br />

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