Describe Helen Keller's struggle in Cambridge school to prepare for Radcliff college. How did she succeed in her mission?

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Helen Keller was fortunate to have a great intellect and desire to learn, but she initially struggled with the paucity of tools available for deaf and blind people to gather and organize data about the world. To prepare herself for Radcliffe College at Harvard, she focused primarily on expanding her vocabulary at an exponential rate. To do so, she learned to move her hands around hundreds of different objects to acquire a haptic understanding of difference that backgrounded her vocabulary. Her understanding of touch metaphors primed her for learning the Braille system, which complemented her experience and object-based vocabulary with a symbolic one suitable for more complex expression. Assisted by various teachers—including her lifelong companion, Anne Sullivan—Keller evolved from understanding the world as largely unintelligible, and even hostile, to being a highly literate, competent, and optimistic woman who treated the conditions of her disability as surmountable problems. It was primarily this shift from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset that qualified her for admission into Radcliffe College.
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Helen Keller decided she wanted to go college and, therefore, needed more formal education than that provided at home by Miss Sullivan. However, she struggled with her classes at the Cambridge School because the school—and the world in general—was not accustomed to accommodating a special needs student. It was difficult for Keller to get textbooks in braille, so Miss Sullivan had to read all her textbooks and then struggle to summarize their contents into Helen's hand. Most of the teachers could not communicate with Helen through hand language, so Miss Sullivan had to write copious notes and then communicate them to Helen. A few teachers, however, did learn to communicate with Keller directly, such as the German teacher, so that offered some relief.

Keller was able to type out her exams on a typewriter and she passed them. She essentially succeeded in getting through the school due to the willingness of her teachers to work with her, Miss Sullivan's ceaseless efforts, and her own hard work.

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