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SAMS Handout

Digital Asset Published 9/5/14 Last updated on 5/16/18

When watching media, it helps to have a shared language that you can use to understand and critique the work. This “SAMS” (Story, Audience, Message, Style) worksheet can help you discuss key points about the media with each other.

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Aziz Soubai

Posted on 6/22/18 2:03:14 AM Permalink

Thanks for sharing

Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 4/25/17 8:05:53 PM Permalink

​well define basic elements of SAMS

Camara Rajabari

Posted on 12/17/14 12:33:25 AM Permalink

This handout will be very useful when helping the youth to understand how to critic and understand advertisements and other media.

Dhanaraj Keezhara

Posted on 11/28/14 3:28:28 AM Permalink

The handout, focused on developing a foundational awareness of the basic elements of SAMS is really useful .

Herb Dunmore

Posted on 11/23/14 3:48:27 AM Permalink

Thank you for this resource.

Gail Holinka

Posted on 11/21/14 9:45:22 PM Permalink

Great resource to get kids "jump started" in the process.

Agrebi Amin

Posted on 11/6/14 9:55:03 AM Permalink

Very helpfull

Lyn Oxley

Posted on 11/3/14 11:14:25 PM Permalink

This is a compelling story. The producer should enter it in short film competitions.

Veronica Sarmiento

Posted on 10/28/14 12:41:33 PM Permalink

This is perfect!

Julie Kohut

Posted on 10/6/14 4:00:18 PM Permalink

I have used this SAMS it is very helpful.

uma ravi

Posted on 10/3/14 10:33:34 AM Permalink

Thanks for the resource.Very useful for a systematc way of dong projects.

Valery Keibler

Posted on 10/2/14 12:48:16 AM Permalink

Learning things in logical steps is helpful for me. thanks for the resource.

Stella Maris Berdaxagar

Posted on 10/1/14 9:55:13 PM Permalink

Very useful!

Natasa Zabrcanec

Posted on 10/1/14 5:51:17 PM Permalink

Good example!

Jennifer Hess

Posted on 9/30/14 2:30:47 PM Permalink

Very useful! Thanks.

Bhuvana Sriram

Posted on 9/30/14 1:34:49 PM Permalink

Thanks for sharing this useful handout.

Amruta K

Posted on 9/30/14 11:04:22 AM Permalink

nice one..

Megha Arora

Posted on 9/30/14 10:39:49 AM Permalink

Good practice stuff.

Alisha Crawford

Posted on 9/29/14 5:07:18 PM Permalink

Well I plan to test this out with my youth group Oct. 4th. I'm excited!

Ana Laura Gomes

Posted on 9/29/14 2:42:31 PM Permalink

Very practical , thanks :)