The exam consists in a written exam and an oral discussion. The final mark is derived from the averaged total between 18/30 (minimum) and 30/30 (maximum). The written and oral exams can be taken in any order desired.
Written exam sessions: May, September, January.
The written exam consists in an argumentative essay on one of a list of topics studied in class in relation to the novel The Road by Cormac Mc Carthy (see the Practical language classes syllabus). The use of a monolingual dictionary is recommended.
The oral exam is divided into two parts:
1. Oral skills (Accertamento linguistico): oral presentation of a chosen topic regarding The Road read and discussed in the practical classes.
2. Main course oral exam will be based upon two articles, one in relation to unit A and one in relation to units B and C. The two articles will be chosen by the examiner and the student will be asked to present and discuss each following the approaches conveyed in each of the unit classes.
The oral skills and the main course oral exam should be taken on the same day (appello)
Oral exam assessment criteria: 1. appropriate presentation and discussion of topics, notions, and concepts; 2. discourse organisation; 3. lexical richness and accuracy; 4. lexical propriety; 5. lexical variety; 6. detailed text analysis; 7. Speaking skills in general.
The final mark is the result of the two averaged total in 1. and 2., both of them marked out of 30.
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