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Rationale: what are the aims of the coursework unit? It is important to consider the aims of this unit before you start. This will help you to understand what is being assessed and therefore what is expected in a successful piece of coursework. It is a mistake to think that the coursework is predominantly ‘practical work’ with the written element as an add-on of lesser importance. In this coursework unit the written components (research and evaluation) are of equal value to the production work. One of the main aims of the unit is to integrate the two:

n The research investigation lays the foundation for the production work. n The production work is a way of testing the ideas in the research. n Both the research and the production work demonstrate your understanding

of Media Studies concepts.