Week 14 (17/11): Submitting asssessments

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For full guidelines (covering any queries you may have) check out the Subject Guide for Writing – CERT IV PT in Screen and Media (Radio and Journalism).

All files submitted must include both the file name and the folder name.

  • Your name : Deborah Bauer
  • Class (CERT IV PT)
  • Assessment number (Part 1)

HOW TO SUBMIT

Save .pdf files of all your work and create a folder in your name to

The Student Google Drive folder called SEMESTER 2 -WRITING

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.

Submission instructions

When you finish this assessment, you are required to submit it as specified in the assessment description (under “format”)

 

Specific task instructions
Submit a portfolio of stories and reflections

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.

Format:

MediumPublished on WordPress site, or other format as negotiated prior with your teacher
LengthAs per brief
File typePublished to web, .pdf copies of content (in on WordPress)

Save .pdf files of all your work and create a folder in your name to

The Student Google Drive folder called SEMESTER 2 -WRITING

Part 1: Complete a portfolio of stories

 Your portfolio should contain a minimum of five (5) different stories, and should include the following:

  1. Hard news story.
    Write a news story in inverted pyramid style 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 or TV story.
    Write a radio or TV script on the same topic that you research 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, and can be submitted as a written script, or a produced audio or video piece.
  3. Feature.
    Write a feature story on a topic of your choice. The story should 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.

Part 2: Reflections

For at least 3 stories, write a short reflection for each (100 words maximum) explaining:

  • Why you think the story is newsworthy
  • How you decided on the story angle
  • Why you interviewed the person/people you interviewed
  • What you think worked well about your story
  • How you would improve the story in future

(Not sure how to write reflections? This post by Natalie will help.)

Parrt 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.

TASK/STEP #InstructionsSU/SAssessor Comments
1 Portfolio of stories  Minimum 5 stories submitted   
Includes all 3 required stories (news story, radio/TV story, feature)  
Demonstrate understanding of newsworthiness  
Evidence of research from a number of quality/credible sources  
Contains quotes from at least one interview conducted by the student  
Writing follows industry protocols and formats  
Writing is appropriate for the type of publication and audience  
Free of spelling and grammatical errors  
Story lengths follows assessment brief  
Story follows all media/broadcast laws and editorial guidelines  
2. Reflections  Evidence of self-assessment   
Identification of areas for self-improvement  

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. 

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