Information Relative to the Appointment and Admission of Cadets to the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

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Page 28 - Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea, But such a tide as moving seems asleep, Too full for sound and foam, When that which drew from out the boundless deep Turns again home. Twilight and evening bell, And after that the dark! And may there be no sadness of farewell, When I embark; For tho...
Page 6 - A unit represents a year's study in any subject in a secondary school, constituting approximately a quarter of a full year's work.
Page 5 - It is advisable that subjects for this work be taken from the student's personal experience, general knowledge, and studies other than English, as well as from his reading in literature. Finally, special instruction in language and composition should be accompanied by concerted effort of teachers in all branches...
Page 43 - DAYS Daughters of Time, the hypocritic Days, Muffled and dumb like barefoot dervishes, And marching single in an endless file, Bring diadems and fagots in their hands. To each they offer gifts after his will, Bread, kingdoms, stars, and sky that holds them all.
Page 5 - It takes the four-year high school course as a basis and assumes that the length of the school year is from 36 to 40 weeks, that a period is from 40 to 60 minutes in length, and that the study is pursued for four or five periods a week; but, under ordinary circumstances, a satisfactory year's work in any subject cannot be accomplished in less than one hundred and twenty 60-minute hours or their equivalent. Schools organized on a different basis can nevertheless estimate their work in terms of this...
Page 5 - ... quadratic equations, both numerical and literal ; simple cases of equations, with one or more unknown quantities, that can be solved by the methods of linear or quadratic equations ; problems depending on quadratic equations ; the binomial theorem for positive integral exponents; the formulas for the ęth term and the sum of the terms of arithmetical and geometric progressions, with applications.
Page 4 - The first object requires instruction in grammar and composition. English grammar should ordinarily be reviewed in the secondary school ; and correct spelling and grammatical accuracy should be rigorously exacted in connection with all written work during the four years.
Page 29 - It takes the four-year high-school course as a basis and assumes that the length of the school year Is from 36 to 40 weeks, that a period is from 40 to 60 minutes in length, and that the study is pursued for four or five periods a week ; but under ordinary circumstances a satisfactory year's work in any subject can not be accomplished in less than 120 sixtyminute hours or their equivalent.
Page 5 - GEOMETRY: The usual theorems and constructions of good text-books, including the relations of planes and lines in space; the properties and measurement of prisms, pyramids, cylinders, and cones; the sphere and the spherical triangle.
Page 41 - I, , do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and bear true allegiance to the National Government; that I will maintain and defend the sovereignty of the United States paramount to any and all allegiance, sovereignty, or fealty I may owe to any State or country whatsoever ; and that I will at all times obey the legal orders of my superior officers and the rules and articles governing the armies of the United States.

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