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58 > Image 58 of Catalogue of the University of Kentucky, Volume 9 (1916-1917)

Part of University of Kentucky course catalogs, 1865-

l ADMISSION AND CLASSIFICATION. 59 I l A ' 1 1 The complete report of the National Conference on Uniform . , t_ Eggs Oy Entrance Requirements in English, which has been adopted as the _ A 5 requirements for college entrance in this subject, follows: ` Q The study of English in school has two main subjects: 1. Command . . _ ll of correct and clear English, spoken and written. 2. Ability to read ~ ghshl gi with accuracy, intelligence and appreciation. __ The first object requires instruction in grammar and composi- list ou? tion. English grammar should ordinarily be reviewed in the second- ` ary school; and correct spelling and grammatical accuracy should , ` nter the} be rigorously exacted in connection with all written work during sics aud? the four years. The principles of English composition governing punc- . will bel tuation, the use of words, sentences and paragraphs, should be thor- ` jects toi oughly mastered; and practice in composition, oral as well as writ- i j ten, should extend throughout the secondary school period. W1`lttll e or two] exercises may well comprise letter-writing, narration, description, an from aut easy exposition and argument. It is advisable that subjects for this _ e follow-Y work be taken from the students personal experience, general knowl- Z edge, and studies other than English, as well as from his reading in h Q literature. Finally, special instruction in language and composition [ should he accompanied by concerted edort of teachers in all branches 5 muy Oui. to cultivate in the student the habit of using good English in his k l nclusi,-Ol ` recritations and various exercises, whether oral or written. F the nrst The second object is sought by means of two lists of books, headed I ve beeui respectively Jtcddiixg and Study, from which may be framed a progres- l Cxamjmr-E sive course in literature covering four years. In connection with both ` ;istrar atl lists, the student should be trained in reading aloud and be encour- ve direc aged to commit to memory some of the more notable passages both be held.} in verse and in prose. As an aid to literary appreciation, he is 1 further advised to acquaint himself with the most important facts in the lives of the authors whose works he reads, and with their place in literary history. limuwulsi 1. Rcadi21gO2zc and O7l(}!(llf uzrils. The aim of this course is to are bowl luster in the student the habit of intelligent reading. and to de- Bstimamlr W10?) WSW lor. good l1iF3tu1e by giving lnm a firsthand knowl- miumg ni idse ol some ot its blest specnnens. He should read the books care- ully, but his attention should not be so nxed upon details that gmduaigg he fails to appreciate the main purpose and charm of what he reads. Q auowg With a view to large freedom of choice, the books provided for { reading are arranged in the following groups, from each of which at ljctts. Q