You are going to read three extracts which are all concerned in some way with scientific communication.
For questions 1 – 6, choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which you think fits best according to the text.

What’s it like being a reporter on a student newspaper?

Student reporter Darren Benton tells us

Being a reporter on a student newspaper can be a daunting task - you are, after all, faced with ensuring that students on the college campus are aware of everything they need to know, especially the stuff that others would rather they didn’t. All this, as well as keeping a social life, a circle of friends, and, of course, doing the degree.

It's in the uncovering and investigative bits that student hackery really comes into its own. We have no budget, very little time and no library of resources at our disposal. But then, all you really need is a hunch, a telephone and an abundance of patience. The more people who know you're a reporter the better. Everyone has a story, whether they know it or not. One little off-the-cuff comment can lead to all manner of revelations, maybe even a real scoop.

There is one piece of advice that someone once gave me which has proved pretty useful. Always, always make a backup of your work and carry it round with you 24/7. I have never known computers to crash as much as the ones in student newspaper offices.