Student Q&A and Exam Walkthrough Videos

Updated: Nov 17, 2020

Welcome to a special blog entry in the lead-up to exams, where Stefan answers a bunch of exam related questions sent in by Media students from across Victoria, and walks through a range of recent exam questions, looking at how to craft the perfect exam response!


Question 1: Can you use case studies more than once in an exam?


Question 2: Exam Walk Through Question - 2018 "Outline an example of how a media code or convention has been used to convey meaning in one media narrative that you have studied this year." (3 marks)


Question 3: Exam Walkthrough Question - 2018 "Discuss how media codes and conventions worked together to convey meaning in one part of one media narrative that you have studied this year". (7 marks)


Question 4: Exam Walkthrough Question - 2018 "Explain why audience readings made by the intended audience may be different from readings made by present day audiences. In your response refer to one media narrative that you have studied this year." (6 marks)


Question 5: Exam Walkthrough Question - VCAA 2019 "The characteristics and construction of a media narrative are dependent on its media form. Describe one characteristic of a media narrative in a media form that you have studied this year." (3 marks)


Question 6: What's the difference between consumption and reception?



Question 7: Exam Walkthrough Question - VCAA 2019 "Explain how a structural and / or aesthetic quality that was evident in one or more media products that you investigated in the development stage of your media production design could be read by audiences." (5 marks)



Question 8: Exam Walkthrough Question - VCAA 2019 "A feature common to production design across media forms is a clear understanding of the proposed audience (s). Explain how you planned to engage your proposed audience through the use of one media code or convention in your media production design." (5 marks)


Question 9: How do I reflect on my media production during independent study?


Question 10: Exam Walkthrough Question (4 Marks)


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In the final days before exams Stefan will be hosting one more Q&A sessions to help everyone get fully prepared for exams. If you have a question on how to best get prepared, have been stuck on an exam question or want to clarify an area of content send it through here, and Stefan might answer it by video!

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