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The Story of My Life Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 16 Summary

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Chapter 16 Summary

By the age of 13, Helen had learned to fingerspell, to read in raised print and in Braille and to speak in English (even a little in French). Then, in October 1893, she began her formal schooling in preparation for college by taking Latin and math lessons. At first, she did not like the Latin any more than math, but she soon grew to love it.

Chapter 16 Analysis

Up to this point, Helen's learning has been based on her interests. Anne Sullivan's method with Helen was to follow her interests, teaching her what she asked to know, providing her with experiences. At this time, Helen systematically worked at something that did not offer immediate gratification. She had a goal and tackled steps to that goal. Along the way, she learned to like studying Latin, though perhaps that is not so surprising, as she had a gift for various languages...

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