The Frank sisters each hoped to return to school as soon as they were able, and continued with their studies while in hiding. Margot took a shorthand course by correspondence in Bep Voskuijl's name and received high marks. Most of Anne's time was spent reading and studying, and she regularly wrote and edited her diary entries. In addition to providing a narrative of events as they occurred, she wrote about her feelings, beliefs, and ambitions, subjects she felt she could not discuss with anyone. As her confidence in her writing grew, and as she began to mature, she wrote of more abstract subjects such as her belief in God, and how she defined human nature. 
Mrs. Van Daan . [ Giving
it to ANNE] It’s all right . . but careful with it. [ANNE puts it on and struts with it .] My father gave me that the year before
he died. He always bought the best that money could buy.
Anne . Mrs. Van Daan, did you have a lot of boy friends before you were married?
Mrs. Frank . Anne, that’s a personal question. It’s not courteous to ask personal questions.
Mrs. Van Daan . Oh I don’t mind. [ To ANNE] Our house was always swarming with boys. When I was a girl we had . .