Week 13 (20/05): How to submit assessments

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BY CAZ ADAMS

For full guidelines (covering any queries you may have) check out the Subject Guide for Writing – CERT IV in screen And Media (Journalism)

All files submitted must include both the file name and the folder name (Student Drive):

  • Your name (C Adams)
  • Class (CERT IV)
  • Assessment number (Part 1)

It is important that you keep a copy of all assessments submitted to TAFE, and regularly back up all your files.

If requested, you must be able to provide a new copy of your assessment.

HOW TO SUBMIT

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Part 1: Portfolio of 3 Stories

To complete this part of the assessment, you will be required to submit a portfolio of evidence of practical activities, demonstrating your skills as related to the unit of competency.

You should refer to the list of criteria in the Assessment Checklist to understand what you need to demonstrate in this section of the assessment. This Guide outlines the assessment criteria used to assess your performance. You can also clarify the assessment requirements with your teacher.

Once completed you will need to submit for marking.

1. News story

Write a news story about a topic you consider newsworthy. Your story should be 350-400 words in length, start with a compelling lead, and contain quotes obtained from an interview you conduct with two (2) relevant people.

2. Radio story

Write a radio script on the SAME topic that you researched for Part 1. News Story. Your story can be in the format of a current affairs story, longer-form news update, or satire.
Your story should be 1-2 minutes in length.

3.   Feature

Write a feature story on a topic of your choice. The story should also demonstrate evidence of research conducted from a number of sources, and must contain quotes or audio grabs obtained from interview/s with at least two (2) people.

This story should be submitted as a written feature suitable for offcampus.media or as an audio feature for TAFE Radio.

Written features should be 800 words in length.

Audio features should be 2-3 minutes in length.

A total of 3 Stories

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Part 2: Reflection

To complete this part of the assessment, you will be required to reflect on your portfolio assessment (Part 1).  

If you’re not sure how to write a reflection, don’t freak out. Read this post for tips.

Your reflection will be used as part of the overall evidence requirements of the unit.

Once completed you will need to submit this assessment for marking.

Reflect on your process and outcomes, review your stories (Portfolio Part 1 assessment) and complete the following 4 points.

  1. Evaluation of the success of your work
  2. What you’ve learnt
  3. How effective any collaborations were
  4. How you can improve your work for the future

Part 3: Assessment Checklist

The following checklist will be used by your assessor to mark your performance against the assessment criteria of your submitted/presented project.

Use this checklist to understand what skills and/or knowledge you need to demonstrate in your submission/presentation.

All the criteria described in the Assessment Checklist must be met.

The assessor may ask questions while the submission/presentation is taking place or if appropriate directly after the task/activity has been submitted/completed.

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Part 4 Assessment Feedback –

Both Assessor and Student to fill out

The Assessor will fill out an Assessment Feedback Form stating the Assessment Outcome and any Feedback as well as how a student can improve performance.

This may entail a conversation with the student.

The student will have the opportunity to make any comments about the Assessment.

Both the Assessor and the Student will sign and date the Assessment Feedback Form. 

NOTE: Students will need their Student ID Number for this

Please note: There are penalties for learners found to be cheating and/or plagiarising in an assessment.

It is important that you keep a copy of all assessments submitted to TAFE, and regularly back up all your files. If requested, you must be able to provide a new copy of your assessment.

To achieve a satisfactory result for this assessment all parts must be completed to a satisfactory level (as indicated in the criteria section of the Assessment Checklist).

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