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MUi£4ARI? RG The Ciarla Staff Editor-in-Chief LUTHER J. DECK Assistant Editor-in-Chief RUSSELL S. BACHMAN Associate Editors RICHARD R. GATES FREELAND H. HEMMIG W. CHESTER HILL OTTO F. NOLDE DAVID J. SCHLEICHER Business Manager H. SHERMAN OBERLY Assistant Business Manager EARL S. ERB Advertising Manager J. PAUL HOFFBERGER Assistant Advertising Managers J. PRINCE BEASOM HARVEY A. REIFSNYDER Art Editors RAYMOND A. GREEN OTTO F. NOLDE H. SHERMAN OBERLY Chief Photographer HERBERT S. SCHELL Assistant Photographers J. HOMER ROBLYER IRA R. KLINE H. SHERMAN OBERLY 6
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The Muhlenberg S. A. T. C. PROFESSOR ROBERT C. HORN XPERIENCED teachers were not very favorably impressed with the results of the scholastic work in the S. A. T. C. ; it was not up to the standard of the usual college work. Those men who knew how to study were at a disadvantage in a crowded study hall. They studied only as much as was absolutely necessary. They would have accom- plished much more in the way of preparation for regular college classes. Those who were not accustomed to study found no great incentive in the study-hall, and did not learn what some of them would have learned under normal con- ditions. Our corps was divided entirely on the basis of age; the “A” group con- sisted of those who were twenty years old or more; the “B” group, of those who were nineteen; and the “C” group, eighteen. Studies, with little variation, were arranged for each group. This made necessary some duplication of work in the case of individuals; for instance, some repeated a part of history which they had already studied ; or others, who had a year or two of French, now found them- selves in classes of beginners. I believe, however, this was no great disadvantage in most cases ; particularly in French, as the conversational method at least was new for them. Nevertheless, these men did not have to study as hard as the others. This method of division, however, was the only one considered practic- able in a small institution, with a limited amount of equipment and a small faculty. Some students were sent to us after the work had started or were admitted late. These men never did tit in and accomplished very little in their studies. For instance, a student, who had no French, thrown into a French class when over one half of the term had gone by, could hardly be expected to do anything else but flounder. A large number of students came who had only a commercial high school course in the way of preparation ; of these some became very satis- factory students, but as a whole, they had not the necessary preparation for sue cessful academic work. 8
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