Paper om "Communication and Information Technology"

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Eksempelbesvarelse: Paper om "Communication and Information Technology"

Her finder du Studienets eksempelbesvarelse af A-opgaven (paper) "Communication and Information Technology" fra eksamen maj 2009 i Engelsk B.

Undervejs i vores besvarelse forklarer vi for dig, hvorfor vi har valgt at besvare opgaven på netop den måde. Vi giver dig også tips og råd til, hvordan du bedst kan besvare opgaven selv. Til sidst giver vi dig også et eksempel på en disposition til eksamenssættet.

Dette er en besvarelse af opgaven, lavet med det formål at vise hvordan opgaven er bygget op i forhold til trin for trin vejledningen til paper B-niveau.

NB! Husk denne besvarelse er kun vejledende, og der findes utallige andre udmærkede måder at besvare den på. Denne besvarelse er skrevet som eksempel i forhold til vejledningen for paper på B-niveau.

The texts in Section A focus on new communication and information technology and how we use it. Write a paper (700-1000 words) in which you answer the following questions. Answer the questions separately.

  1. Give an outline of the use of information and communication technology as it is presented in texts 1 and 2.
  2. What is Stuart Jeffries' attitude to mobile phones and e-mail in text 3, and how does he express it? Illustrate your answer with examples from the text.
  3. On the basis of the review of Mark Bauerlein's book The Dumbest Generation (text 4), discuss some appropriate ways of using the Internet.
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Teksterne der arbejdes med
Matt Richtel, "Don't Want to Talk About It? Order a Missed Call", an article
from The New York Times website, 2008.
Andrew ICeen, "Sex, Ties and the Internet", an excerpt from his book The Cnlt of
the Amateur. How Today's Internet is Killing Our Culture and Assaulting Our
Economy, 2007.
Stuart Jeffries, "Technophobia - the sign of a born leader?", a comment from
The Guardian website, 2008.
Lee Drutman, "Review of Mark Bauerlein's book The Dumbest Generation", a review
review from Los Angeles Times website, 2008.


In the digital era in which we live, new communication and information products emerge constantly to fulfil demands we didn't know we had and thereby help to paint a picture of where our society is headed. The article by Matt Richtel deals with a new communication device called Slydial which allows its user to access people's voicemail directly, without getting in touch with the owner of the phone. According to academics, text messagers and creators of technologies, this is an emerging trend, "We are constantly just missing one another - on purpose" (Text 1, ll. 20-21). One user of the product, Alexis Gorman, uses it to end relationships without having to deal with the awkward conversation that would follow from something like that. The main idea behind this new communication device is paradoxically enough to avoid conversation, and its uses are many: from avoiding lengthy conversations with wives and family members, to calling in sick without getting interrogated by the boss. Deceit is the name of the game and Co. founder of the company behind Slydial, Gavin Macomber, admits that, "It does make you more cowardly" (Text 1, l. 85).

One way communication is more and more the norm, as products such as Slydial alongside the websites Facebook, Twitter and are becoming more and more popular. These websites encourage people to avoid direct dialogue. The new technologies are used to keep people at a distance and thereby controlling what is said and when it is said. Facebook, Twitter and all show the trend of broadcasting oneself. The technology is used to let people know what you are doing at all times.

But not only do we broadcast ourselves online, we also upload information about other people; information that might not even be true. In the excerpt from Andrew Keen's book, he further adds colour to the picture of where our modern society is headed. Keen claims that there are dangers to be found in the way we use information and communication technologies today. He shows us some grim examples in his book, "Sex, Lies, and the Internet", of how the net is used to frame other people and destroy their families and reputations through lies and deceit. "This case underscores the dangers inherent in an editorless medium where the only rules are that there are no rules" (Text 2, ll. 10-11). He warns us against this development and encourages people to use the internet with very critical eyes because most of what is out there is not remotely true.
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Paper om "Communication and Information Technology"

  • 03-11-2009
    God opgave. jeg brugte opgaven i forlængelse af "Vejledning til engelsk paper på B-niveau (A-opgaven)", og her var den rigtig god. Opgaven er god som inspiration og forklaring - også selvom du skriver paper om et helt andet emne!
  • 22-05-2011
    Det er til rigtig meget hjælp at der er skrevet en vejledning til hvordan man selv kunne skrive opgaven. Udover det, var der meget få fejl i opgaven.
  • 19-06-2014
  • 08-05-2014
    Meget god, god inspiration