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Further Specifications on the Weighting of Module III

Pubblicato: Mercoledì 13 maggio 2020 da Prof. Sergio Dellavalle

Dear Students,

as a result of the concerns raised by many of you as regards the organization of the exams on Module III and especially with reference to the very short time between the end of the lectures and the first exam date on the 25th of May 2020, it has been decided to cut the Gordian knot to avoid any kind of disadvantage that could have arisen to you.

Consequently, the new rules regarding the weighting of the Modules in order to build the final grade are the following.

a) The final grade is basically built only on the results achieved in the exams regarding Module I and II, whereby the two Modules weight for 50 % of the final grade each.

b) Under these premises, Module III is to be regarded as an optional seminar. You may take an exam on the contents of Module III by submitting a short research paper of no less than 2500 words and no more than 3500 words to Professor Iris Canor, with whom you should also agree in due advance upon the topic of your research paper.

c) The research paper on Module III should be submitted no less than 15 days before the official exam date on which you want to have your final grade registered. This rule makes it impossible to have the final grade registered on the 25th of May and makes it difficult to have it registered on the 11th of June. Yet, being the exam on Module III an optional, this circumstance should not be regarded as an issue.

d) In case that the research paper on Module III is a result of plagiarism or a fail, your final grade will be the result of the average of Module I and II diminished by one point. If your research paper on Module is evaluated as no more than “adequate”, your final grade will remain unchanged, i.e., it will only be based on the scores achieved for Module I and Module II. If it is evaluated as “good”, you will get one additional point to the scores calculated on the average of Module I and Module II (is the average score of the Modules I and II 28/30, you will get 29/30 as the final result). If it is evaluated as “excellent”, you will get two additional points to the scores calculated on the average of Module I and Module II (is the average score of the Modules I and II 28/30, you will get 30/30 as the final result).

e) When you have all partial results from the single Modules – Module I and Module II, if you do not want to make use of the possibility to submit a research paper on Module III; Module I, Module II and the evaluation of the research paper on Module III otherwise – you may sign in at one of the official exam dates for the registration of the final grade. At that point you have to write in the note the results of the single Modules; in case that there is no specification in the note, the registration of the final grade cannot be guaranteed.

f) The rules as regards the possibility to take a resit exam on Module I remain the same as laid down in a previous Announcement (Avviso).

g) If you want to take the exam on Module I on one of the official exam dates, you have to pass first Module II and Module III (as for the latter, only in case that you make use of the possibility to submit a research paper on Module III). You have also to write the results in the note while signing in for the exam. If there is no result at least for Module II, or if no result is indicated in the note, your submission will not be considered.

Sorry for changing some rules during the game, but I am firmly convinced that the new ones will significantly ease your situation.

Best regards,

Sergio Dellavalle

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