Laurie Taylor Column

July 7, 2006

Lecturer lets students write their own examination paper - The Times Higher, June 30

B.A. Honours. Cultural and Media Studies.

MEDIA THEORY. PAPER 1.

Try to answer at least one question.

Q1 . Describe your favourite bit from any recent episode of EastEnders .

Q2 . Match the following well-known television personalities:

Dalziel

Ant

Judy

Pascoe

Richard

Dec

Q3 . Place the following television programmes in strict alphabetical order:

Big Brother

The X Factor

Desperate Housewives

Q4 . Write a pretty short essay on one of the following topics:

The Journey of a Penny

My Last Holiday

My Hobby

Q5 . Select the odd one out:

Jon Snow

Huw Edwards

Trevor MacDonald

Davina McColl

Q6 . How do you spell "Kirsty Young"?

Q7 . Name the three Teletubbies pictured on your separate sheet and then colour them in with your crayon set (provided).

Q8 . "On the whole, I thought that Bleak House went on far too long." Critically evaluate.

Q9 . Are Richard and Judy married? Discuss.

Q10 . Nominate any six people you would like to see in the Big Brother House.

Write as well as you can, but don't bother too much about spelling.

Time: About an hour or so.

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