MAS215 Theorising Media—Essay One
Word Limit: 1000 words (excluding reference list)
You must cite a minimum of four academic publications, including two from the MAS215 unit reader and at least two that you have found independently. You are welcome to use more obviously. Should your essay not meet the minimum research requirements a 60% mark ceiling will apply.
All essays are submitted electronically via Turnitin.
Marking criteria: You will be marked against the following criteria in this and the major essay:
o Does the essay stay focused on the question? Does the essay do what the question asks?
o Does the essay show sufficient critical engagement with relevant and sufficient readings from the MAS215 unit reader?
o Does the essay show critical engagement with sufficient independently sourced, relevant and appropriate academic publications?
o Does the essay identify appropriate theoretical concepts & theorists?
o Does the essay show sufficient knowledge and understanding of the relevant theory?
o Does the essay demonstrate critical and analytical thinking?
o Does the essay demonstrate relational thinking? (Does the essay make connections between the set text and the theory, and to other theoretically relevant ideas and information?)
o How well does the essay use academic research to support the analysis? Are there enough citations?
o Essay writing skills: essay structure, paragraphing, sentence structure, clarity of expression etc.
o Appropriate and accurate referencing (in-text HARVARD style citation and list of references).