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An Apology For Going To College
The girl who is not a slave to books, who selects her courses judiciously and gives them a right and proper amount of strength, is not to be confounded with the girl whose independence is mere indifference or egotism. Not such do I admire, and, for all my pet schemes to reform my college, not such am I. I only maintain that we have a right to ourselves, that we should be masters of our books and preserve our serenity. There is no profit where there is no pleasure....
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Title: An Apology For Going To College
From: Out Of The Dark
Creator: Helen Keller (author)
Date: 1920
Format: Article
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company, New York
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: pp.83-106
Keywords: Advocacy; Autobiography; Blind; Deaf; Deaf-blind; Education; Educational Institutions; Feminism; Helen Keller; Higher Education; Ideologies; Institutions; Radcliffe College; Schools; Sensory Disability; Women; Women & Gender
Topics: Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Social Movements & Advocacy
Note: McClure’s Magazine, June, 1905.

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