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Preparation for Advanced Study


by Grace V. Bird 1956

It is registration day on the campus of a large state university. The year is 1970. From a bench beneath an oak tree whose shade he had enjoyed when he was an undergraduate forty years before, an alumnus is watching the stream of new students flow by. It is his first visit to his college since his return from years spent in foreign service. He is struck by the mature appearance, the purposeful bearing of the students going by. Only occasionally does he see one who resembles his remembrance of the apple-cheeked Freshmen of his own day. Pricked by curiosity, he engages a passing group in conversation.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 55, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 57 Number 9, 1956, p. 77-93
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20019, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 9:28:28 AM

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