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To the Editor of the CRIMSON:
Just before every examination period, certain business and helping institutions known as the "Tutorial Schools" spring into prominance among certain students; and critical discussion among other students and college heads. For those who are prone to criticize and claim that while these schools are legal, they are not ethical. I have nothing to say. I wish to take issue, however, with those who would say that they are of no practical good in the educational system of Harvard.
The "Tutorial School" run by students, and employing the aid of the students is a business of no small importance. The heads of these schools are obtaining training in business organization, and are receiving excellent training in business management. The men who write the reviews are receiving excellent training which will be of practical benefit to them in after life, and the man who makes use of these notes and by so doing is able to pass a course, is going to remember about as much as if he had done enough work in the course of the year to give him the same mark. The difference between a man who uses notes and that same calaber of man who does does not use notes, is in nature and not in degree of knowledge. One works in the during the year, the other works hard at the end of the year, the former learns stick to it ness, the latter concentration, both of which are valuable.
The man who operates the school, the man who writes the notes, and the man who uses them are Harvard men the same as the rest of us. The Harvard system becomes an Antiochian system because the tutorial school gentlemen are gaining practice along with education. JOHN S. Woop '25
January 16, 1923.