This book starts out with a Preface that reads : To the Student of English - This Handbook has been prepared in the hope that it may help you do better work. If it arouses ever so little a desire to become aquainted with good books and to express tour thoughts clearly, easily, and sincerely, it has accomplished its purpose. Genius has been defined as a capacity for taking infinite pains; we are told that the road to promotion is traversed by doing well the duty that lies nearest. For high school boys and girls this means faithful daily preparation of the work that can be done only byeach sydent himself. Teachers, courses of study, books-all these are useful guides; but in the final analysis you must depend upon your own efforts. No one can do your work for you. Take this Handbook, then, in that spirit and make the most of the opportunities of each day so that when your big opportunity comes in the school of life you may be ready. Mabel P. Schmidt.
This book measures 7 1/4" x 5 1/4" and has a tan/yellow cover with blue lettering and design. There is a little rubbing on the bottom corner but, in all, it is in very good condition with solid binding and no loose pages. There are 129 pages plus a High School Examination section in the back. There is a torn page in the back section. This book was by Mabel Pearson Schmidt - Head of the English Department, Morris High School, New York City and published by College Entrance Book Company Incorporated - 1928.