Applying for Grad School?
Or even thinking about it? Tim Burke has some great advice on the questions you should ask. See also his primer on whether you should go to grad school. He's addressing a general situation in the humanities. Jason Mittel's comment on Tim's blog raises the question about the specific case of media studies (and I'd add film studies). I tend to agree that the happiest (and most successful?) grad students are the ones who not only love the cinema (or television) but who love the study of film or television, at least in some forms. All else flows from that.