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English Composition Scales in Use


by Thomas H. Briggs 1922

When in 1912 the Hillegas Scale for English Composition was published teachers were divided in their attitude toward it. Some had a blind faith that science had provided an easy means of making accurate the marks on daily or weekly themes, but most were frankly skeptical. There had never been anything of the kind before, and the longer ex cathedra judgments had gone un-impeached, the more confidence there was that the novelty was unnecessary.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 23 Number 5, 1922, p. 423-452
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4134, Date Accessed: 12/17/2017 4:42:25 PM

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