Education: Tonic for Teachers

At Harvard, students get their marks at year's end, professors at its beginning. Harvard professors last week studied their ratings in a 25¢ pamphlet—the Crimson's annual Confidential Guide to Freshman Courses. From the salty advice which the Class of 1944 hands on to the Class of 1945, they learned how their students rated them and their courses. Traditionally, freshmen buy the book, take what they plan to anyway. But many a teacher has changed his plans, toughened his course, after a dose of the Crimson's tonic.

Excerpts from the 1941 issue:

Sociology A: "While...

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