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Old 06-24-2006, 09:31 PM
Francesca M. Caputo Francesca M. Caputo is offline
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Okay, I don't want to sound like a complete idiot, but when/how do we find out about our common reading?? Please let me know if I missed something or if you guys are as clueless as me. Thanks

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Old 06-24-2006, 09:53 PM
Michelle Feigin
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Don't worry dear. I'm clueless too. My best guess would be that when we hand in our schedules for the classes we are going to take, then we would get the reading.
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Old 06-25-2006, 12:51 AM
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I'm sorry if I sound like I'm completly oblivious but... What is a common reading?
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Old 06-25-2006, 01:03 AM
Katharine Overgaard
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As far as I know, the Common Reading is simply one book that the entire incoming freshman class reads during the summer. I think there's usually an essay that we write before the year begins, and then during Orientation there are some discussions about the book. This is all stuff that I've read about on the Class of 2009 forum [https://community.drew.edu/forumdisplay.php?f=25] from last year (take a look at it, some of the posts are really helpful).
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Old 06-26-2006, 10:24 AM
Michelle Feigin
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The title is Common Reading? I couldn't find the actual post for it on the Class of 2009 forum.
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Old 06-26-2006, 02:04 PM
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There are several threads in the 2009 forum discussing both last year's common reading book "The Kite Runner" and the associated essay.

Here are a few of them....




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Old 07-21-2006, 11:47 PM
Patrick Sobieski
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you should have gotten it in the mail
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Old 07-22-2006, 10:08 PM
Mary Richmond
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Well, this past year we had to read Night (AMAZING BOOK!) by Eliezar Wiesel (sp?), which was also about the Holocaust. Plus we watched Schindler's List (also amazing) as sort of a companion thing to the book. So pretty much I'm planning on comparing this book to those two things.
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Old 07-23-2006, 03:17 PM
Susana Vieira
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Originally Posted by Mary Richmond
Well, this past year we had to read Night (AMAZING BOOK!) by Eliezar Wiesel (sp?), which was also about the Holocaust...

yea...i loved "Night" ...it was truly an awesome book! but The Periodic Table...i think it has more definition than that book, since he's a chemist and everything. I'm still not that into the book because i keep getting distracted, but hopefully when i do start to really concentrate, whenever that will be, lol...i'll understand it better :-) Any hoot..."Night" was great!
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Old 07-23-2006, 04:34 PM
Camille Gallo
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the chapters in the book are suppose to be short stories about his life or stories he wrote himself....which yeah I agree were better then the book.
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