A Tradition Ended at Oxford

Oxford ends one of its coolest academic traditions, the entrance exam essay based on a single word (read the full story, here).  I had heard the horror stories of the single word essay, and it quite frankly has always interested me.  I love the idea of no constraints – free writing with one’s imagination as the only thing limiting a writer.  I disagree with the reason for it being discontinued, but I was never consulted.  If you would like to take the “essay” challenge, your word is . . .


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