School Essays And Letters by H. Martin
The object of this little book is to supply students with a number of model essays and letters on a variety of subjects. Example is better than precept; and the best way to teach a pupil the art of essay-writing and letter-writing is to show him by examples how it is done. No amount of theory can take the place of practice; and the inculcation of rules of composition will have little effect upon the pupil’s mind, unless he is shown by reliable models how these rules can be carried out. The careful study of a few model essays will give him more insight into the art of essay-writing than any number of lessons on the theory.
Many teachers, however, object to this method, because they are afraid that their pupils will be tempted to learn the model letters and essays by heart, in the hope that they will get the same subjects in their examination papers. No doubt there is this danger, but it is one that can be guarded against by a wise teacher.
For one thing the subjects which can be set for essay-writing are practically unlimited in number; and it is impossible for any one to learn by heart essays to fit them all.
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|This book Useful for High School Examination students.|