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OF

EXAMINATIONS

CONSIDERED AS A MEANS OF SELECTION.

BY

HENRY LATHAM, M.A.

FELLOW AND TUTOR OF TRINITY HALL, CAMBRIDGE.

CAMBRIDGE:

DEIGHTON, BELL AND CO.
LONDON: GEORGE BELL AND SONS.

1877

[All Rights reserved.]

Cambridge:

PRINTED BY C. J. CLAY, M.A.

AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.

PREFACE.

This

My chief object in writing this book has been to introduce some approach to method in the way of regarding the action of Examinations. action is complex, and from want of analysis confusion has sometimes arisen, as I have pointed out at the beginning of Chapter v. I must warn the reader that this book is not intended as a manual of the art of examining, but as an enquiry as to what we want to effect by Examinations and how far we can succeed. The art of examining has made great progress of late. Government as well as University Examinations are now conducted with great skill, and we owe to the former various valuable expedients in the way of marking, allowing alternative questions,

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