How to structure a written answer for MEST 3 Section B
(based on A grade example from Representation question June 2009) Time 1hour.
Note: this is for guidance only, use a method that is best for you.
Q. A dominant representation is one that is repeated overtime and so are the values that it carries. Discuss.
START – Read and reread the question make sure you understand what is required. Make notes on issues, theories, texts and points you will want to make. Try to focus on question – not all theories etc. will apply.
5 – 10 mins
(1) INTRODUCTION – no more than one paragraph (approx.10-15 lines of handwriting)
Introduce your case study (e.g teenage girls) and provide some historical context (e.g ‘throughout history – despite many changes women’s representation has remained the same’) with examples from past texts, issues and relevant events. Use some older texts and cultural history to introduce wider context.
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