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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 19 September 6, 1938

Time to Change?

Time to Change?

After three years' trial Hiram College, in Ohio, U.S.A., has definitely established the "intensive course" plan, under which students concentrate on one subject for nine weeks and then take up another, instead of the usual method of dividing their time among four or five subjects simultaneously—a rush from 50 minutes of Plato to 50 minutes in chemistry, then 50 minutes in Spanish, etc. The objective of the new plan was more unified and thorough work; and evaluation of the experiment shows that both faculty and students like the greater flexibility or time permitted by the method, the greater unification of effort, increased time for individual conferences and release from the hysteria of examination week with five "finals".