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Oxford essay tradition comes to this:"death"

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Please see The Hindu dated 29 May 2010 page 11 for article with above mentioned caption Courtesy New York Times News Services
Few information from this article

All Souls, part of Oxford University, recently decided to scrap its one - word exam.

The exam was simple and devilish consisting of a single noun("Water" for instance) An admission requirement for All Souls College Oxford,it was meant to test intellectual agility but sometimes seemed to test only the ability to sound brilliant while saying not much of anything.
Few comments about this from some of the great minds that made it and some of greater mind that did not make it.

"An exercise in showmanship to avoid answering Questions" This I am particularly interested because we should avoid this situations in some of the postings in this Forum

Here the applicants had three hours somehow to spin into a coherent essay out of single word.

But compare this with Haiku. In two line it makes immense impact on you

நள் இரவில் பெற்றோம்
இன்னும் விடியவில்லை

Another short sweet line that speaks volumes is from Lord Byron

while in school the teacher was telling the Story about Jesus turning water to wine and was eager to know if they understood it well asked them to write in a piece of paper about this episode.
"On Seeing the Lord the Lady Blushed" Byron wrote in answer

Jambu:drama: ENJOY
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