A Girl's Student Days and After

Author: Jeannette Marks
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,751 / 67 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.3
LoC Category: LC
Downloads: 328
Added to site: 2006.04.24
mnybks.net#: 13192
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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The school and college girl is an important factor in our life to-day. Around her revolve all manner of educational schemes, to her are open all kinds of educational opportunities. There was never an age in which so much thought was expended upon her, or so much interest felt in her development. With commentary by Mary Emma Woolley.

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reflecting dishonour rather than honour upon her school?

There is a certain social selfishness in the way some students take their opportunities for granted without realizing that there are thousands and hundreds of thousands of girls who would give all that they possess for a tithe of such riches. Also, because of the sacrifice which is being made for them at home girls are selfish in taking their school or college life carelessly. The school has to bear much of the responsibility for the individual failure. But of this the student who is failing rarely thinks. Parents hold an institution to blame if it does not do for their child what they expect it to do, when it may be the girl who is at fault.

In the use she makes of her portion of inheritance, in the gift the school bestows on the student, there is a large social question involved. The school gives her of its wealth, the result of the accumulation of years and of the civic or philanthropic spirit of many men and women. This, if the girl's

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