Ian Thomas Harvey

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IMPORTANT NOTICE – STARTING DATES (2020 – 21)
Note that these lessons will begin in the second week of the semester (i.e., the week beginning 5 October) not the first.
LM II (LM 37/38): Thursday 8 October: 9.00 – 11.00

Revisione Testuale (LM 94): Wednesday 7 October: 11.00 – 13.00

More detailed information will be provided shortly.

REVISIONE TESTUALE
IMPORTANT NOTICE
Online material to replace today’s lesson (4 March) is available on Aulaweb. See Announcements.
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LM I and II 
Important notice 
In line with guidelines from the university, I have cancelled this week’s classes.
The LM II class (March 2) will be replaced by an online task. For instructions, go to Aulaweb (Annunci).
Instructions about an online task to replace the LM I class scheduled for March 5 will follow as soon as possible.
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Classes will resume the week beginning 17 Feb.
LM I (Writing)
(Thursday 12:00 – 14:00)
Starting date: Thursday 20 Feb.
New room: Aula 6 [Via Balbi, 2]
LM II (Writing)
(Monday 13:00 – 15:00)
Starting date: Monday 17 Feb.
Same room: Aula B [Polo didattico delle Fontane]

Revisione Testuale

(Wednesday 11:00 – 13.00)

Starting date: Wednesday 19 Feb.

New room: Aula F [Polo didattico delle Fontane]

 

 

OFFICE HOURS

Wednesday, 22 January: 2 – 5 pm.

Wednesday, 29 January: 3 – 5 pm.

Wednesday, 5 February: 3 – 5 pm.

Wednesday, 12 February: 3 – 5 pm.

Wednesday, 19 February: 3 – 5 pm.

Wednesday, 26 February: 3 – 5 pm.

 

CLASS TESTS

Just to make it clear: the LM I and II class tests are to be held in the 10th week of the first and second semesters.

Accordingly, the first test for both years will be in the week starting Dec. 9 and will be held at the normal time and in the normal room for the respective lesson.

Both monolingual and bilingual dictionaries are allowed.

Any evidence of mobile phone use (either during the exam or at the marking stage) will be punished.

Anybody unable for whatever reason to take the test at the time arranged will simply have to sit the exam in May or June (or, if necessary, at a later date). If you don’t turn up for the first test you are automatically excluded from the second.

 

 

CLASS TESTS

LM 1st and 2nd year (Reading and Writing)

The first class test for both years will be held in the week starting Dec 9.

This means Dec 12 for Year One and Dec 9 for Year Two.

The class test will be held at the normal time for the respective lessons (1st year: Dec 12, 12.00 to 14.00; 2nd year: Dec 9, 13.00 to 15.00).

The second class tests will be held at the end of the second semester (date to be decided).

The first-year test involves writing an opinion essay, choosing from four or five possible topics. No specific preparation is required.

The second-year test involves writing an essay about the issue/s raised by a relatively long single article. The essay should demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the article itself and the ability to discuss ideas and problems on a sophisticated level.

 

 

 

 

October 24

 

As a a result of the amber weather alert today, the LM 1 class in Aula de André is officially cancelled.

 

CHANGE OF VENUE

In future, LM I (LM 37/38) Thursday 12.00 to 14.00 will in held in Aula De André and not in Aula M.

STARTING DATES (2019-20)

(Week beginning 30 September)

LM I (LM 37/38): Thursday 3 October: 12.00 – 14.00 (Aula M)

LM II (LM 37/38): Monday 30 September: 13.00 – 15.00 (Aula B)

Revisione Testuale (LM 94): Wednesday 2 October: 11.00 -13.00 (Aula B)

 

OFFICE HOURS

Wednesday, 25 September: 3 – 5 pm.

Wednesday, 2 October: 3 – 5 pm.

Wednesday, 16 October: 3 – 5 pm.

Wednesday, 23 October: 3 – 5 pm.

Wednesday, 30 October: 3 – 5 pm.

 

 

 

LM II Monday 18 March

If you wish to attend the LM II class on Monday 18 March, please watch the following TED talk:

LM I and II (Writing)

Next week I am expanding my office hours to give individual feedback on last week’s class tests.

New times:

Wednesday 19 Dec: 14.00 to 17.30 (open to both years but primarily for Year Two)

Thursday 20 Dec: 9.30 to 13.00 (only Year One)

Thursday 20 Dec: 14:00 to 17.30 (open to both years but primarily for Year One)

 

LM I and II (Writing)

Class tests

LM 1: Dec 13, 12.00 – 14.00 Aula B

LM 2: Dec 10, 13.00-15.00 Aula C

 

 

 

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LM 1st and 2nd year (Reading and Writing)

 

The first class test for both years will be held in the week starting Dec 10.

This means Dec 13 for Year One and Dec 10 for Year Two.

The class test will be held at the normal time for the respective lessons (1st year Dec 13, 12.00 to 14.00; 2nd year Dec 10, 13.00 to 15.00).

The room has yet to be decided.

The second class tests will be held at the end of the second semester (date to be decided).

The first-year test involves writing an opinion essay, choosing from four or five possible topics. No specific preparation is required.

The second-year test involves writing an essay about the issue/s raised by a relatively long single article. The essay should demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the article itself and the ability to discuss ideas and problems on a sophisticated level.

 

LM CLASS TESTS

LM 1

The LM 1 class test will be on May 17 at 11.00.

LM2

TheLM 2 class test will be on May 14 at 13.00.

 

LM I class (12.3.18)

For those of you intending to come to the lesson on 12 March, please watch the Black Mirror episode entitled San Junipero (series 3 episode 4).

NOTICE FOR LM I and II students

Just to make it clear: there are no definitive marks for the first (January) class test for each year. What I do is to give you an indicative mark (indicative, that is, for you and for me) not expressed in numbers but using a system of  A / B / C (with the addition of plus and minus), where A = Good, B = Acceptable, with room for improvement, and C = Borderline Fail. More important than these impressionistic marks is the feedback I will be giving you, ideally in person (in class or during office hours), but if necessary by e-mail. Accordingly, no marks will be communicated until the restart of lessons. The final mark in June takes this first class mark into account but only once you have completed both tests.

The next lesson for my 3rd-year Monday group (11.00-13.00) will be on 15.1.2018.

This is also the last lesson for this semester.

LM I and II (Reading and Writing):

The first of the two class tests in essay writing will be held on the following dates:

LM I: Thursday Jan 18 (Aula E) (Note: THE VENUE HAS BEEN CHANGED).

LM II: Monday Jan 15 (Aula D)

Both tests last two hours.

First year: One essay to be chosen from four/five possible titles. You will be asked to express an opinion, so no specific preparation is required.

Second year: You will be asked to read an article and to comment on the issues it raises.

You also have the option of taking the final exam in June or September instead of the two class tests. It’s up to you.

Please be on time.

 

LM I and II / LCM 4 and 5 (Reading and Writing):

These classes will start in the week beginning 23rd October.

LCM 4: 26th October – Aula F (11 AM -1 PM)

LCM 5: 23rd October – Aula D (1 PM – 3 PM)

CLASS TESTS (LM I and II) – VENUES AND TIMES

NOTE: for LM 1st and 2nd year the class test is obviously only open to those who took the first test in January.

Everyone else must take the exam on one of the dates available (summer session: 29 May / 15 June).

LM I and II

As explained at the beginning of the course, a mark for the Reading and Writing component can be obtained either by taking two class tests (one in January, one in May) or the final exam (the dates for this year start from May 2017 and correspond to the normal exam timetable).

For LM I the format for both the tests and the exams is the same: two hours to write one essay on a question chosen from among four/five topics. Typically this involves writing an opinion essay, so no specific preparation is required.

For LM I the format is slightly different. You are given a passage to read and are asked to discuss the issues it raises. Again, no specific preparation is required.