Step 1 - Dates• Pay attention to dates• Missing internal deadlines means missing feedback• Missing final deadline means no mark!
Step 2 – Key words• Highlight Key terms on your sheet• Look for words from the FAIR list and words that will help you with your production• Make a wordle.net and add it to your blog
Step 3 – Mark scheme• Look at the marking scheme, you are aiming for levels 4 or 5 only!• Highlight key words here; what do they mean?• Look at how the marks are split; what should have more attention paid to it?• This is what your lecturers and examiners use; so know it and you wont be sad!
Step 4 - Checklist• Create an ongoing checklist that clearly breaks down each task i.e. Primary/survey, Primary/focus group, Storyboard, Script etc and has deadline dates.• You have been given a checklist of MINIMUM items so use this to help• Use a calendar widget on your blog, or try http://iacls.cloudapp.net/person al.aspx for an interactive list or http://www.ehow.com/how_854 2496_create-list-within- wordpress-blog.html for some html coding for your blog
Step 5 – Diary• Keep a diary detailing all your main production decisions• Refer to the evaluation task for possible headings in your diary• Use this to help with the evaluation•
Step 6 - Communicate• If you dont talk to your team mates they wont talk to you• Production is not done alone• Share ideas and lines of enquiry freely• Set up a line of communication between you all (Facebook, Twitter etc)• Constantly refer to the class blog and Twitter• Talk to your lecturers; show them good and bad work.
Step 7 -Work• This is now your job – treat it like one• Work like a dog to get the results you deserve