"What was wanted was secured in a surprisingly and encouragingly large number of papers," said Professor J. L. Lowes G. '03 yesterday in announcing the results of the English 72 examination. He explained that his action was not propaganda for reform of examinations, but purely an experiment to test preconceived notions.
No A papers were found in the lot, though the percentage of B's is higher than usual. There were only three E's. Printed notes apparently did more harm than good to those men who relied on them and put down long lists of unasked for facts, he added.
Professor Lowes expressed himself as not being sure now whether or not he will continue the experiment, but feels that something of the kind is stimulating and worthwhile.