I have posted the following in the “IMAT 2024 - EU Only” Whats App group today:
I hope you have been through the recent IMAT with success.
Yesterday, I made a thread at imat.entermedschool.com regarding the appeal to MUR (Ministero dell’università e della Ricerca) because of a wrong question in the chemistry section of the IMAT 2023. The thread has the title: “O2 and N2 have been named elements in IMAT 2023”.
You find the thread here: O2 and N2 have been named elements in IMAT 2023! - #4 by Reza_Tamaddoni
You can interact there with the rest of us who intend to send an appeal. The thread has been made to create a specific space for this topic in order to have its own discussion space and not getting mixed by so many other conversations like here.
It is my opinion, that it would have an impact on MUR if and only if EVERY single candidate who believes that the question in discerning elements from molecules has been wrong, SEND HER/HIS OWN OFFICIAL APPEAL/PROTEST TO MUR. The reason for an individual appeal is, we will not be capable of collecting signatures from every protestor under one single common appeal. It is a time-consuming process, time which we do not have enough of, since our answers are already under computer-reading process at the moment and rankings in the CINECA’s internal system will be made very soon.
According to the MUR’s website:
THE DEADLINE FOR APPEALING YOUR ISSUES FOR IMAT 2023 IS OCTOBER 22nd
(source for the dealine announcement: Accesso Programmato)
When sending your appeal, remember to write from or inform the e-mail address you are registered with at your universitaly.it profile:red_circle:, otherwise MUR cannot recognize you as the participated candidate.
I recommend to support your reasoning by referring via hyperlinks to recognized academic websites and not to discussion forums, companies, private institutions and so on. You can discuss the credibility of your links at the abovementioned thread.
How to write to MUR:
You find the contact form here: Accesso Programmato
I will urge those of you who do not agree with us, not to interfere this process by commenting subjective interpretations or referrals to websites that do not counter-prove the issue academically. Speaking academically, we are talking ABOVE high-school or IB level. Speaking academically, you must have adequate knowledge of searching internationally recognized peer-reviewing scientific journals, databases and texts, or know top academic organizations like universities recognized by CIMEA (https://www.cimea.it/). Otherwise, yes, wind, water, soil and fire are also elements in some communities around the world.
We will update the thread together at imat.entermedschool.com.
Thank you for your cooperation and solidarity.