GROUP ORAL EXAM
ORAL EXAM OUTLINE
** LAST UPDATED: 22 NOVEMBER 2016 **

See the Group Oral Exam Description for the due date for your group's Oral Exam Outline.

During your presentation, you may not read word-for-word answers to your questions. Each of you, however, may use the same copy of the Group Oral Exam Outline that you put together while preparing for the Oral Exam.

In this outline, include the questions as headings. (You may type the actual questions in complete sentences.) Then below each question, answer the question using only key words. Do not use complete sentences for your answers to the questions. The goal of the Oral Exam Outline is that you do not have to "memorize", but that if you look at a few key words, you can remember and give answers easily.

To receive full credit, your Oral Exam must:

  1. be sent electronically to Erin with a "cc" to all students in the group
  2. be on-time (at least 2 hours before the first Oral Exam on your day)
  3. have no typos
  4. have a good filename, with ASCII characters and without double extensions -- e.g., fılenameoğlu.odt..odt is not acceptable
  5. do centering with the center button, not the tab key
  6. use the outline option (like you learned in TRIN172) in word processing -- not just typing numbers/letters
  7. use the US English dictionary, for easy correcting of spelling errors
  8. use page numbers -- even if it's one page -- not just typed in
  9. use other rules for good, basic Word Processing

For example, let's say you were doing a presentation about an imaginary film called The Popcorn Factory. Your outline could look something like the one below. NOTE: You do not have to follow this guideline exactly. Also, this outline is short; yours should be longer. In this example I give very few answers, because students tend to think those are the answers that they should give.




ORAL EXAM OUTLINE FOR FILM:                                                                         (GROUP # _____ )

  • STUDENT #1: ________________________________________________________________
  • STUDENT #2: ________________________________________________________________
  • STUDENT #3: ________________________________________________________________
  • STUDENT #4: ________________________________________________________________
  • Two-minute summary
    1. Filmed: 2004
    2. Takes place: 2002, during closing of Anywhere USA Popcorn Plant
    3. Stars: Nina Wanana (Thelma), Tory Victoria (Louise), Kim Matematica (Bonnie), Maria Marie (Clydette)
    4. Brief summary
      1. ...
      2. ...
      3. ...

  • Q1: Which amendment in the Bill of Rights do you think is the most important for your film?
    -- AMENDMENT _____
    1. ...
    2. ...

  • Q2: Why are each of the other 9 Amendments in the Bill of Rights less important for your film?
    1. ...
    2. ...
    3. ...
    4. ...
    5. ...
    6. ...
    7. ...
    8. ...
    9. ...

  • Q3: How does race play a part in your film?
    1. African American ...
    2. Native American ...
    3. Arab ...
    4. ...

  • Q4: How do gender issues play a part in your film?
    1. Female representation...
    2. Male representation...
    3. Assumptions...

  • Q5: How do class issues play a part in your film?
    1. ...
    2. ...

  • Q6: What is one other interesting question for your particular film?
    1. ...
    2. ...

  • Q7: Question #7 for your film
    1. ...
    2. ...

  • Q8: Question #8 for your film
    1. ...
    2. ...

  • Q9: Question #9 for your film
    1. ...
    2. ...