Common Reading Program

Common Reading Program

Book cover for This I Believe

Living College Life In The Front Row

by Joh Vroman

What separates someone who just goes to college to get a degree, and someone who gets the full experience, and then takes their new skills into the after-college world? Many would agree that when you want to excel in a specific skill in school or life, you should track down those who've already succeeded, and do what they do. More often than not, repeating successful behavior leads to more success. We don't think we need a world of copycats. It's great to take the road less traveled. However, when it comes to learning from others, it's hard to dispute the power of standing on the shoulders of giants. Tony Robbins says success leaves clues - he's right. So, for this book, the author interviewed hundreds of students to learn the secrets of success from those who've been there and done that. No other book has approached the sharing of stories and strategies like you. 

The Common Reading selection should be read by all incoming baccalaureate students prior to Orientation at the beginning of the fall semester.

The purpose of the Common Reading is:
  • to provide all First-Year students with an enjoyable and positive reading experience
  • to reinforce the message that reading is an integral part of the college experience
  • to foster a sense of community among our first-year students. 

The First-Year Seminar (FYS) course will include academic expectations based on the content of the Common Reading selection. 

2016-2017 Common Reading: Living College Life In The Front Row

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