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English: Composition and Literature (Classic Reprint)


English: Composition and Literature (Classic Reprint)

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    William Franklin Webster (Author)
In July, 1898, I presented at theN ational Educational A ssociation, convened in Washington, aC ourse of Study in English. At Los A ngeles, in 1899, the Association indorsed the principles of this course, and made it the basis of the Course in English for High Schools. At the request of friends, I have prepared this short text-book, outlining the method of carrying forward the course, and emphasizing the principles necessary for the intelligent communication of ideas. It has not been the purpose to write a rhetoric. The many fine distinctions and divisions, the rarefied examples of very beautiful forms of language which a young pupil cannot possibly reproduce, or even appreciate, have been omitted. To teach the methods of simple, direct, and accurate expression has been the purpose: and this is all that can be expected of a high school course in English. The teaching of composition differs from the teaching of Latin or mathematics in this point: whereas pupils can be compelled to solve a definite number of problems or to read a given number of lines, it is not possible to compel expression of the full thought. The full thought is made of an intellectual and an emotional element. Whatever is intellectual may be compelled See pp. 13, 14, of the Report of Committee oa Collegfe I lntrance Requirements.
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