Assessment 1 Part B Details and Instructions
The purpose of this task is for students to critically analyse a media article. This analysis uses the same article from assessment 1a, building upon the material in the student’s scaffold. This task requires students to demonstrate their understanding of the content of the article and the discourses (what is discourse?) within this, analysing these with references to Unit content materials and academic readings.
To complete this task students are expected to incorporate relevant course content and wider authoritative sources from the ACAP library:
1. Students will use the same media article from assessment 1a.
2. Analyse the facts and opinions within the article, considering the background, career, education, or any other relevant aspects of the author/s origins and potential motivations behind them. Elaborate on the research and writing from the students submitted scaffold in assessment 1a, paying attention to the feedback from the tutor.
3. Write an analysis of the potential impact on readers of the article, thinking about the demographic the media is targeted at, and the impact of how the article may be perceived by its readers.
4. Support the writing with at least six relevant academic references (this means academic articles in addition to any media articles).