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Assessment of Adequacy of Personal Readiness

What is

The Assessment of Adequacy of Personal Readiness is the tool provided by the Educational Regulations to assess your preparation for the purpose of matriculation to the Master's Degree.

How it works

To enter the Course you must successfully take:

  • a test for theverification of personal preparation
  • a test for the verification of English language proficiency (if you do not hold an English language certificate with B2 level)

The test consists of a public interview aimed at ascertaining your general preparation with particular reference to the knowledge of fundamental notions to profitably follow your studies, especially in the area of the disciplines characterizing the L-43 degree class, and/or to ascertain your knowledge of the English language. The minimum knowledge you must possess is described in the Syllabus below.

The committee will also take into account the record you have obtained in the Bachelor's degree program.

The outcome of the test can be "passed" or "failed." If you fail the test you will be allowed to retake the interview.

The Committee is composed of Professors Maria Clelia Galassi, Pietro Manfrinetti, Pietro Marescotti, Paolo Prati, Mirca Zotti.

- Equations of first and second degree
- Systems of equations
- Inequalities
- Cartesian plane
- Functions in one variable
- Representation of a function in the Cartesian plane
- Angles
- Trigonometric functions
- Polynomials
- Exponential function and logarithm
- Plane geometry

- Atomic model and structure of the atom
- Matter (elements, compounds, mixtures) and its fundamental properties
- Chemical bonds: ionic, metallic covalent

- History of art from the Middle Ages to the contemporary age
- History and procedures of major art techniques (painting, sculpture, glass, ceramics, drawing)
- Sources for the history of art and art techniques

- Chemical composition of living organisms.
- Biological macromolecules: proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, carbohydrates
- Genetic code, DNA and genes, protein synthesis
- Bioenergetics concepts: energy flow and biological significance of photosynthesis, glycolysis, aerobic respiration and fermentation
- The cell as the basis of life. Common characteristics and fundamental differences of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Cell structures and their main functions. Cell division: mitosis and meiosis
- Basics of animal and plant anatomy and physiology
- Classification of living organisms and bases of evolution

- The structure of planet Earth and plate tectonics
- Geological time
- Magmatic, metamorphic and sedimentary processes
- Minerals and rocks: definitions and principles of classification

To prepare for the interview you can contact the CoS Coordinator and members of the Commission who will suggest specific texts to perfect your preparation.