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Sheets, Geo M. (ed.) / The Wisconsin literary magazine
Vol. VI, No. 1 (October 1908)

Van Hise, Charles Richard
The selection of studies,   pp. 1-4


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THE WISCONSIN LITERARY MAGAZINE
  Volume VI             OCTOBER, 1908                  Number I
GEO. M. SHEETS, Editor     DOROTHY MARIE BURNHAM, Asst. Editor
118 S. Mills Street                          216 W. Gilman Street
   Phone S. 6652
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        WALTHER 1. BUCIIEN      ELIZABETH F. CORBETT
        KENNETH F. BURGESS      ALICE L. WEBB
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               CARL H. JUERGENS, Business Manager
                  531 State Street-Phone B. 2162
  TERMS: $1.00 a year in advance. Contributions and subscriptions should
be
dropped In the "Lit" box in the front entrance to Main Hall. If
the magazine Is
not delivered by the third of every month phone the business manager.
    THE SELECTION OF STUDIES
                CHARLES RICHARD VAN RISE.
   Tro each student of the university, not a m-neimber of the pro-
fessional courses or schools, an important question presents it-
self each semester, when the time comes for filling out the elec-
tion card.  The selection of studies by the student is made
under very niany principles, or frequently under no known prin-
ciloles: To illustrate, one stl(lenlt, industriously in search of
subjects which he has heard offer the least danger, selects studies
with the hope that the industry exercised in the selection will
be all that is necessary. Another has a friend or chum, who,
he hears, is taking a given stll(ly, alid uI)on himn he thinks he can
depend to obey the admonition I gave the students a year ago,
"to lend a hand." In contrast with these, another student hears
that a given, course is "good stuff" and he decides in its favor.
   This situation leads to certain suggestions to the students in
reference to elections. In the matter of election of studies there
is a very great differencee between the college and the university.
The small college usually offers one or several definite courses,
such as the classical course, the latin-scientific course, the scien-
tific course, etc. The course once selected, the work of the stu-
dent from term to term andl year to year is largely determined.
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