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. American engineer and railroad journal . n is not over theheads of the students. Those who mark the papers in any course have taken thatcourse themselves, and diiBcult and unusual questions are re-ferred to the specialists, who write and revise the instructionpapers. Those who desire may go as deeply into any of thesubjects covered by his course as the correspondence plan willpermit. No time is set for the completion of a course, butstudents are encouraged to progress constantly, even if slowly.A special department is provided for the benefit of the totallyuneducated, as, for example, a mine

. American engineer and railroad journal . n is not over theheads of the students. Those who mark the papers in any course have taken thatcourse themselves, and diiBcult and unusual questions are re-ferred to the specialists, who write and revise the instructionpapers. Those who desire may go as deeply into any of thesubjects covered by his course as the correspondence plan willpermit. No time is set for the completion of a course, butstudents are encouraged to progress constantly, even if slowly.A special department is provided for the benefit of the totallyuneducated, as, for example, a mine Stock Photo
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. American engineer and railroad journal . n is not over theheads of the students. Those who mark the papers in any course have taken thatcourse themselves, and diiBcult and unusual questions are re-ferred to the specialists, who write and revise the instructionpapers. Those who desire may go as deeply into any of thesubjects covered by his course as the correspondence plan willpermit. No time is set for the completion of a course, butstudents are encouraged to progress constantly, even if slowly.A special department is provided for the benefit of the totallyuneducated, as, for example, a miner who never had a chance togo to school and cannot add or subtract. There are suchnow enrolled and this part of the work touches philan-throphy. ! The courses are not all above criticism, but the fact thatthey are unique in literature must be taken into considerationby the critic. The plan provides for frequent revision and im-provement. The air brake instruction books are admirablywritten and the engravings are remarkable. The locomotive. 266 AMERICAN ENGINEER AND RAILROAD JOURNAL. and car courses are being revised and they will be greatly im-proved.Diplomas are given at the completion of courses. The Plant. The organization and plant are extensive and Interesting.There are departments for everything from the solicitation ofstudents to the employment bureau and local office. There areabout 1.000 employees, and in addition to the unique equipmentat Scranton, representatives are traveling all over the countryIn three cars built especially for the purpose of exhibiting thework and explaining the advantages of the schools. Thebuilding and equipment at Scranton cost $250,000, and recentlyan entire city block, near by, has been purchased for the pur-pose of building a printing establishment sufficiently large todo all the printing for the schools. The home equipment is im-pressive, but there are as many employees on the road andconnected with local offices as are employed at Scranto