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Expostulation

THE MAIL

To the Editor of the CRIMSON:

Does it not seem to you that there is material for an editorial against the present practice of not returning final examination papers? Perhaps few students would take advantage of a change in method, but that does not deny the benefit. I take it that an examination is to reveal what one does not know as well as what one does, and many foresighted students would appreciate retaining their papers for future reference in divisional preparation. The present mid-years, in courses ending with the semester, are not returned, and this Spring will doubt less witness, the same condition unless there is a change. This prevailing method is unfair to the student and defeats much of the object of the examination. An improvement would involve simply an announcement of when and where the corrected papers may be secured. Respectfully yours, Frederick Thon '31.

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