Practical 1b. When cross referencing Assessment one with the Marking Key Checklist, I was quite surprised at what I had known already (although hopefully I haven’t missed anything). It did occur to me that my prior assignment writing had used a separate list of rules, and I must admit my style of writing is narrative in comparison in what I have learned in Media Writing – especially for the news story. For instance I would have been tempted to use language other than said or says when attributing a source.
From the checklist I would have to say that quotations, are probably what I spent the most time on – and hopefully I have done correctly in the Assessment.
I feel having a checklist is a good idea. It helped me keep within the guidelines of media writing while I articulated the Assessment – and hopefully gaining a higher mark because of it.