MEST 3 Example questions & Exemplar answers

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Pay particular attention to the A2 Case Studies & Exemplars section which has loads of exam stuff, including example questions and exemplar (love that word) answers.

Please be testing yourself and looking at the way the answers are structured in the exemplars.  PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE.

Past MEST 1 Section B Questions

Try adapting your cross-media study to some of
these.

Explore the ways target audiences consume and respond to media products across different media platforms.

  • Support your answer with reference to examples from your case study.

Write a talk to present to media producers making a case for using a range of different media platforms to reach consumers.

  • Write the bullet points or notes you would use to support your talk, and include references to advertising, marketing or promotional opportunities.
  • Support your answer with reference to examples from your case study.

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How to structure a written answer for MEST 3 Section B

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.


USE  PARAGRAPHS!

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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