Friday, March 3, 2017

Midterm Exam on Friday, 03-10-17

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

Our midterm exam on Friday, March 8, will have the following format:

(A) Deponent Jump Drills:
A series of relatively short sequences in which you "jump" (change) one attribute of a verb form at a time, either person, number, tense, or mood.  (We'll practice these on Wednesday, never fear.)
(B) Direct to Indirect Statements:
I'll give you a series of direct statements (that is, regular sentences). You'll give me an English translation, then convert the original Latin direct statement into a Latin indirect statement by adding a "head" verb. (Again, we'll practice this on Wednesday.)
(C) Passage to Translate:
A short passage of connected Latin prose, using vocabulary and grammar through chapter 23. Read it carefully and write out your translation.
(D) Reading Out Loud (take-home portion, due Monday, March 20, 11:00 p.m.):
Practice reading the midterm passage out loud: use Shelmerdine's textbook to help you determine vowel/consonant sounds and place accents. When you have perfected your reading, call my campus voice mail and read me the Latin over the phone. 
NOTE: Please prepare for and complete this portion of the exam on your own. I'll supply a copy of the passage for you to practice on and mark up. (No, you do not have to memorize the passage. Yes, you can read from the copy.)
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For this exam, you'll be responsible for all concepts and vocabulary through Shelmerdine Chapter 23. Though we will have learned some material in Chapter 24, I won't hold you responsible for it — yet.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


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