Monday, 17 October 2011

A reminder that it is reading week next week

Level 5
Assessed tasks that should be on your blog by the end of the year.

1. A scanned in image of an annotated text.
2. Notes from seminars. If you didn’t attend seminars you can of course go to the contextual studies area of your DFGA Moodle and look for the lectures and other supporting information and texts. The more notes you have the better the mark.
3. A short review of a film or a film’s opening credits.
4. Notes taken from a theoretical text. (These could be notes taken from the Marshall McLuhan 'Medium is the Massage' reading) (Scan in or type up)
5. A mind map demonstrating how you developed aspects to a theoretical concept / idea.(Scan in)
6. A moving image analysis. (This could be stand alone or part of the essay)
7. Other work done that has helped you develop an essay. Such as notes made, practicing writing academically (for this you could use the set academic writing tasks in the essay writing handout such as how to triangulate or summarise), an introduction to the essay, examples of practicing correct Harvard referencing.
8. The essay itself which could include an image analysis, could demonstrate good academic writing, have a clear introduction, be Harvard referenced correctly etc. and as such it would evidence 7 and 8. However you could develop a higher mark for the portfolio by demonstrating the fact that you tried out things before writing the final thing. This is a good way of using drafts and ideas that perhaps don’t make it into the final essay to bolster your portfolio.

Additionality (i.e. ways of getting higher marks) can include personal reflections on theory/practice, responses or comments to what Garry Barker has posted to his blog or comments on other students' blogs. This demonstrates a commitment to the whole group learning.
You could also post about films that you have been to which could be commented upon and analysed, computer games you have played, books you have read, events you have been to etc. Basically anything that you have experienced or thought about that helps demonstrate that you are thinking contextually about your practice.

The actual essay has to be printed off and submitted to the contextual studies office separately.
The final blog which will act as your portfolio to be submitted for summative assessment. Submission Date:27/3/12
NB The final blog portfolio can include a revised version of the essay done in response to formative feedback.

What you should have so far (To get up to date by the end of reading week)
A thread on your blog with module code and title: OUDF205 Contextual and Theoretical Studies 2
A scanned image of an annotated text
Notes on sessions so far
(For extra points any notes taken in the general lecture programme for all students) Optional but can give additionality
A mind map demonstrating how you developed aspects to a theoretical concept / idea.(Scan in)

Level 4
What you should have by the end of reading week

A thread on your blog that identifies the module. (OUDF 104)
Notes taken in lectures (scanned in or typed up)
Notes taken in following seminars (scanned in or typed up)
Any record of further activity such as looking at modernist or post-modernist films and commenting on them.
The moving image analysis task which is available on Moodle.

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