Friday, May 28, 2010

"Shock" (Expound)

All Souls has decided to scrap the one word exam!

The exam was simple yet devilish, consisting of a single noun (“water,” for instance, or “bias”) that applicants had three hours somehow to spin into a coherent essay. An admissions requirement for All Souls College here, it was meant to test intellectual agility, but sometimes seemed to test only the ability to sound brilliant while saying not much of anything.

[HT: Althouse]

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