Common Reading Resources

CWRU's Common Reading selection for 2022-2023 is Peter Ho Davies' The Fortunes.  The Writing Program offers the following resources for using this text in First Seminars and other writing courses.

Please return to this page soon - the Writing Program is compiling suggestions for working with this year's common reading selection in your classroom.

Ho Davies will speak at our Fall Convocation, the formal opening of the academic year. This event offers an opportunity to reflect on the history, symbols, and traditions of the university. First Seminar instructors might decide to attend as a class, or you might ask students to reflect on their experience and their expectations for college.  We have found that a brief, written reflection can help faculty plan activities and assignments to support their student writers, and reflection is an important academic success skill for students.

Our Resources for Faculty page offers some general advice about working with student writers, and the Writing Resource Center consultants are ready to work with faculty, staff, and students on their writing projects this year.