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Monday, May 31, 2010

A Single Word

A few days ago, I came across an article in the New York Times about All Souls College at Oxford University. It seems as though the college had an entrance exam that consisted of one word, like "justice." Applicants had three hours to write an essay about the word, or topic. This idea is fascinating to me. I also loved the scenario that the writer describes below:

"The unveiling of the word was once an event of such excitement that even non-applicants reportedly gathered outside the college each year, waiting for news of the word to waft out."

Unfortunately, the exam has been discontinued.


2 comments:

韋于倫成 said...

如果你批評他人。你就沒有時間付出愛......................................................

韋于倫成 said...

教育的目的,不在應該思考什麼,而是教吾人怎樣思考......................................................