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ADMISSION AND CLASSIFICATION. 63 i K
i. an understanding of the works and an appreciation of their salient T, . ;
. 0,. ` qualities of style. General questions may be asked concerning the 3 ` . li
The 4 lives of the authors, their other works, and the periods of literary . i _. `
my history to which they belong. ~ _
` 1. RecommendcitionsThat colleges so desiring may set an .
wa! f. examination requiring no prescribed books, but testing the same .
my general kind of preparation as that indicated in the foregoing re- "
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. 2. That individual colleges take such steps as may be found nec- ~ n.
,,m 7; cssary to ascertain whether candidates for entrance possess an ade- .
Q quate equipment in oral English. ,
will 7; 3. That schools should recommend a supplementary list for ad- '
ling V '`~ diiienal reading. This list may well include suitable selections from _ I
contemporary literature and books of local interest.
will T 4. That colleges accept three or four units of credit for admission
jgi in English, the number of credits within these limits to be deter- _
Simi T mined by the preparation of the applicants. It is not recommended _
such that four units of credit be given for the amount of work now sub- `
the Q mitted for three units. This recommendation has for its object the .
difh- advancement of English teaching in the secondary schools, It
ould Mathematics. The basis for the determination of units in mathe-
com- matics must be quantity and quality of the work done rather than ;
tame IV the time element. For the average student, however, four years
the _ time will be required to do the work here outlined. Two years .
;Onal should be devoted to algebra, a year to plane geometry and a half
pur- ; year each to solid geometry and plane trigonometry. These subjects
it or may very well be taken in the order named. Some prefer to give
He one year in algebra, followed by a year in plane geometry; this
pei followed by a return to algebra for a year, the solid geometry and
Q trigonometry coming in the order above indicated. In either plan
the use of algebra should be emphasized in the work in geometry.
mpyg- Q The outline for the four years work follow: ;
nents ' 1. A.lgebmOzc and one half units. The four fundamental oper-
ed to . ations for rational algebraic expressions; factoring, determination of
ation, , highest common factor and lowest common multiple by factoring;
1, but _ fractions, including complex fractions, ratio and proportion; linear
i efluations, both numerical and literal, containing one or more un-
gnsist 3 known quantities; problems depending on linear equations; radicals,
n the i including extraction of the square root of polynomials and of numbers;
uy to vxiionents, including the fractional and negative; quadratic equations, ;