Grasping the Bull by the Horns
The well-established art of bullslinging on essay examinations will receive a mortal blow on June eight. Professor D. C. McKay is requiring that his History 133 students limit the number of words written on the long final essay question.
This move should help out in two ways. Eassay quality should improve and correctors will not be forced to plough through as many pages of garbage as they have in the past. This last point is important.
With tighter-knit bluebooks to correct, graders will be able to go over each one more carefully. These men will also have the time either to write longer marginal comments in the examination books, or to discuss them individually. There will no longer be any excuse for not returning blue books to their authors.
If this is the result of Professor McKay's experiment, the new method should be adopted quickly by other courses--especially those who only find time to attach a number to their final examinations.