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THERE is one department in college in which a good deal of hard work is required on the part of both students and professor, but in which no instruction at all is given, so that the work seems thrown away. We refer to Senior forensics. The Senior spends several days in working up a difficult subject as best he can, and hopes when he gives in the fruit of his labor, to learn where he has fallen short and how he might do better. Not a word of advice does he get; on the contrary, another puzzling subject is given him to work up unaided. In themes, it is said, we are to be instructed in style; in forensics, in the arrangement of arguments. Thus far, however, the promised instruction has been limited to the announcement of subjects and to the secret marking of the forensics, - the marks to be divulged on Commencement Day.

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