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Shared Text Project

In 2002, the First-Year Writing Program instituted a Shared Text Project. The purpose of the Shared Text Project was to provide first-year students with a common reading experience as part of their college eduction and to provide them with opportunities to meet writers from different professional backgrounds. Over the past decade, the Shared Text Project has been included as part of ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102, but currently it is featured only as part of ENGL 1102 (Introduction to Literature) during the spring semester.

Writers and works that have been part of Shared Text Project have included

Z.Z Packer, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

Tim O'Brien, The Things They Carried

Julia Alvarez, In the Time of Butterflies

Support for the Shared Text Project is based on