Musical Investigation Worksheet Step Five STEP FIVE CHOOSING THE FORMAT OF

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Musical Investigation Worksheet; Step Five STEP FIVE – CHOOSING THE FORMAT OF MEDIA SCRIPT/LENGTH The IB states the following in regard to format: “Mass media communication in the 21 st century ha many formats such as radio, television, CD-rom, the Internet, printed article, or lecture. The investigation should be conceived for any relevant mass media communication. It is essential that the investigation engages the interest of the audience or reader and communicates the student’s involvement with the subject matter. A range of possibilities could include straight forward narration, conversation or interview, or dramatization. However, the focus is to be on the music itself , and not on peripheries such as biography, or social discourses that may detract from the investigation. Scripts that concentrate on such peripheries at the expense of content are unlikely to be successful. The length of the media script at both HL and SL are no more than 2,000 words. The variety of styles of media script may affect the length of the student’s investigation. For example, a student who presents similarities or differences in tabular form as part of a website could achieve the same outcome in fewer words than as student who writes in a more narrative form, such as a magazine article or a radio show. Both approaches are equally acceptable. Therefore, there is a degree of flexibility in the number of words used. However, if students exceed 2,000 words, examiners are instructed not to read beyond the word limit, and will award achievement level 0 in criteria D. For the purposes of external assessment, students must submit a paper copy of the media script, regardless of the medium chosen. For example, in the case where a student has chosen to present the information as a website, the screenshots must be printed out in order for the submission to be examined.”
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Musical Investigation Worksheet; Step Five Questions to answer below: 1) Of the media script options stated in paragraph one, what am I most comfortable writing in? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 2) Which format will best display the points I would like to make in my investigation? Why? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Reminder, if you are not comfortable with using websites or power points, you can choose magazine articles, interviews and narratives. However, the investigation is not an essay and does need to engage the audience. STEP SIX Using the musical investigation checklist which follows, begin writing your rough draft, compiling the information you have uncovered through the previous steps. Use your musical link information as a primary point with the corresponding passages that substantiate this. Also include similarities and differences with corresponding musical passages. Include your bibliography and discography along with quotes or footnotes. Hand in a rough draft to your instructor. Use the musical investigation checklist below as a cover sheet with your rough draft to assist your instructor. Check off all of the bullets you have included in your musical investigation.
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The Musical Investigation Checklist
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  • Spring '16
  • jane smoth
  • Music, Musical notation, Musical terminology, Musical Examples and Cultures, musical investigation

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