German PhD Reading Exam
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EXAMINATIONS WILL BE GIVEN ON THE FOLLOWING DATES
Thursday, October 18, 2012 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Thursday, January 24, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Thursday, April 18, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Report to BUILDING 260 – ROOM 252
The examination will test the candidate’s ability to translate accurately a passage of German prose into English; the passage will be selected from current scholarly journals or books.
A non-technical dictionary will be allowed during the examination.
A few hints on translation:
Remember that each German sentence must make good sense. Never produce an unintelligible English translation.
Change the word order of the original German only if this original word order sounds clumsy or artificial in English.
A good translation should not look or sound like a translation. The English of the translation should correspond to English which would have been used if the thought had first been expressed in English instead of German.
If you are planning to take the exam, please contact the examiner, Dr. William E. Petig, at 3-0417 or at petig at stanford dot edu. His office is in Building 260, Room 248.