Maturiteetti eli kypsyysnäyte

Practical advice for writing your e-maturity exam

  1. You have 3 hours 50 minutes to complete the exam.
  2. Write on one topic only.
  3. The standard answer is approximately 700 words long.
  4. The paper must have a main heading. You can create an appropriate heading if it is not specified in the assignment (if you are, e.g., asked to describe, tell or evaluate something). No subheadings (e.g., Introduction, Theoretical Background, Discussion) are usually needed in a short text like this.
  5. The maturity exam consists of an essay-type composition; it must not be, e.g., an examination answer, summary or editorial.
  6. Assume that your audience is familiar with the mindset and general terminology of your field but not with the topic in question. The general terminology of your discipline need not be explained.
  7. The maturity essay is expected to be a coherent, logical, independent entity. The reader must be able to understand it as such, without having read your thesis, etc.
  8. Because the maturity exam is an essay-type paper, it cannot consist principally of lists, figures, formulas, etc.
  9. It is usually helpful to draft an outline for the essay first. This can be done in Notepad.
  10. Please separate the paragraphs clearly by leaving a blank line between each paragraph. Paragraph beginnings need not be indented.
  11. Students’ special needs are considered in maturity exam arrangements. An examinee with, e.g., dyslexia can be provided with extra time. The extra time cannot be arranged in the e-maturity exam. If you need special arrangements for completing the e-maturity exam, please contact your department or subject staff in advance.
  12. The fact that English is your second or foreign language is taken into account in assessing the language of the maturity exam. Your linguistic performance is expected to be at the same level as that of native English speakers, but it will be considered that your linguistic weaknesses can differ from those of native English writers.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT BOTH CONTENT AND LANGUAGE ARE ASSESSED IN THE MATURITY EXAM.

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