English as a minor subject (exam spring 2020)

English as a minor subject (exam spring 2020)

Entrance examination (sivuainekoe):

18 May 2020 at 14-17 in lecture hall L1 & L4

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The requirements for the exam are the same as for the main entrance examination. The entrance examination is a written exam (written by hand) and consists of two or three different writing tasks of varying length (approx. 300–500 words). The examination is in English. The maximum number of points in the written examination is 40. The entrance examination is based on reading materials delivered in the beginning of the exam. The materials may include short scientific texts, fiction, newspaper or magazine articles, or visual materials. The materials may pertain to language studies, language learning, and the cultures and literature of the Anglophone world.

The aim of the entrance examination is to test the applicant’s ability to grasp the content presented in the reading materials and accordingly apply it in the writing tasks. To be considered for admission, the applicant must score at least 50% of the available points in each of the written tasks. If the applicant leaves a blank paper for any of the tasks, other tasks will not be evaluated even if they contain answers. The assessment of the written tasks will focus on the following issues:

  • content – the relevance and accuracy of the answers

  • language – the grasp of vocabulary and grammatical precision, the ability to write clearly, fluently and flawlessly

  • structure and organization – the logical presentation and overall coherence of the argumentation

Note! The name of the subject will change from ‘English Philology’ to ‘English’ in August 2020.

Viimeksi päivitetty: 13.2.2020