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Prof. Scott Lectures to Pedagogical
A paper was read by Prof. F. N
Scott before the Pedagogical Society,
Monday, Feb. 6, on the Figurative
Element in Grammatical Termi-
It is the general testimony of high
school teachers that pupils entering
the high school have very little
knowlegde of grammar. There are
several reasons for this, viz poor
teaching, poor text books, wrong
The terms used in text books have
great power over the child's mind,
owing to their figurative element.
These figures should clothe the terms
in such a manner, that when the
illusion has died away, their mean-
ing may stand forth clearly and
The mental images formed by
children in the study of grammar are
frequenty grotesque- and horrible,
and such as to give a strong dislike
to the subject. 'Parts of speech"
were conceived of as the organs of
speech. Or as the parts of language
which had been shattered by a vio-
lent explosion, and which were to be
put together again to form a sentence.
"The verb governs the noun"
aroused the picture of a king sitting
upon his throne, and holding a
scepter over a poor, weak, little
noun, which was much deserving of
sympathy. Or, the verb was con-
ceived of as the father, the noun as
the mother; the modifiers were the
children, some favorites of the father,
some of the mother. "An irregular
verb" was like a child, irregular in
its attendance upon school, some
times to be found in the sentence,
sometimes not. Or, it was misshapen,
or bad, like a naughty child. The
word "appendage" invariably called
up the idea of tail. "Objective"
meant objectionable; or contrary, ini
the sense of objecting to things; or
an object-something at a little dis-
tance. "Cases" were three boxes,
into which the nouns and pronouns
But the fault is not with the
terminology; it lies deeper. There
are two causes; (1) A misconception
of the purpose of grammar, (2) A
failure of the teacher to make the
pupils understand that grammar deals
with real, living speech. The teacher
should make this imaging tendency
of mind of service, should stimulate
and direct proper trains of thought.
Grammar should be interesting and
vivid; should be connected with liv-
Prof. McLaughlin's Lecture Feb. 22.
At the request of the Daughters
of the American Revolution, and the
Vice-Regent for Michigan of the
Mt. Vernon Association, Prof. An-
drew C. McLaughlin haa consented
to give a lecture in Harris Hall, on
Feb. 22. The subject of the lecture
will be Spain and the United States
in America and the causes that led
to Spain's losing her colonies. It
will be of special interest at this
time and Prof. McLaughlin's pat-
riotic treatment of the subject will
make the lecture an appropriate cele-
bration of Washington's Birthday.
The proceeds will be devoted by the
Daughters of the American Revolu-
tion to patriotic work and by the
Vice-Regent of the Mt. Vernon
Association to the special work of
the restoration of the main hall at
Student's Burned Out.
About 7 o'clock last evening the
home of Mrs. Stafford. corner State
and Catharine streets, caught fire
from an overheated chimney. The
city fire department reached the
house before the fire had gained
much headway, but not wishing to
do any damage by chopping unneces-
sary holes in the building they
sprayed the outside of the roof until
the fire spread between the ceilings
and roof over the whole house. The
student roomers managed to save
most of their books, but their cloth-
ing and other property was lost.
Those who roomed in the house were
Paul Moses, Milton Hartman, Arthur
Lindau, Arthur Loeb and Milton
Lectures on Ancient Athenians.
The course of lectures on the
"Monuments and Life of the Ancient
Athenians" by Prof. M. L. D'Ooge
will be given Mondays at 2 p. m.
They may be taken by any who
choose, whether they are classical
students or not.
Go and get a skate on at the Ann
Arbor skating park. It is fine.
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