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Summer Reading Program

Rediscover a Classic!
The story you thought you knew...

The 2010 Summer Reading Program book has been selected! This year's selection is
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
(1831 edition, 1834 reprint)

Summer Reading Program serves as your first academic assignment at Texas Tech University.

In an effort to enhance the learning experience and transition of first year students at Texas Tech University, the Center for Campus Life, in partnership with many academic departments, has continued to implement a summer reading program as part of the first year experience. The Summer Reading Program is designed to introduce students to the intellectual life of Texas Tech University. Encouraged of all new, first year students, it involves reading an assigned book over the summer months, and participating in discussions with faculty and staff members during the fall & spring semester.

Goals of the Summer Reading Program are – to stimulate discussion and critical thinking around a common book’s themes, to introduce students to academic life at Texas Tech University, to enhance a sense of community between students, faculty, and staff, and to provide a common experience for incoming students.








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