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It is now a month since the mid-year examinations and in a large number of the courses the marks have not yet been given out. Though in many cases the courses are too large, perhaps, to allow the instructors to get out the averages in four weeks, we feel that some instructors do not fully appreciate the injustice that is often done the student in not letting him know his average as soon as possible. Regarding the marking system as an evil some may think that the less the attention paid to it the better; but if, as is the case, marks are the only means by which we can judge of the estimate an instructor makes of our work, it is but justice to give us this estimate as early as possible. A man who is dissatisfied with a mark puts more work into the course, and, as a rule, when a high mark is attained, the student feels ambitious to keep up his standing. A state of uncertainty is the worst possible state, and examinations can hardly be regarded as over until we learn their results.

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