Summer Reading Discussion Leaders

Michigan Tech Reading as Inquiry, 2014

Thank you for volunteering for the Reading as Inquiry initiative. We appreciate the commitment of such a diverse group of people—not only to reading and the role it plays in a successful college career, but also to the importance of actively helping to welcome our new students into the Michigan Tech community. We look forward to working with you to make this a successful and rewarding experience.

The discussion groups are scheduled for Tuesday, August 26. You will receive a confirmation letter in early August containing information concerning your discussion location, the major(s) of the students in your group, and the names and email addresses of your co-facilitators.

Expectations of Discussion Sessions

Facilitators and students will adequately prepare themselves and familiarize themselves with the book. This means reading the book and looking for points to bring up in the discussion. Discussion leaders and students will engage in intellectual conversation, where different perspectives are welcomed and encouraged. While study questions are provided as a guide, facilitators and students are encouraged to formulate their own questions related to the book.

If you have questions, contact:

Robert Johnson
Professor of Rhetoric, Composition, and Technical Communication
Department of Humanities
906-487-3236
rrjohnso@mtu.edu

Heather Simpson
Assistant Director
Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success
906-487-3558
hsimpson@mtu.edu