l ADMISSION AND CLASSIFICATION. 59 I
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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`ltt€ll
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. Rcadi21g·—O·2zc 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 l1i€F3tu1‘e 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
gmduaiggé 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
l»jc·t·ts.   Q