Orientation Common Read

Common Read is an essential piece of Evergreen's orientation as it brings students, staff, and faculty together around pressing topics and questions.

Reading and thinking about books is central at Evergreen. You’ll be reading texts like the ones presented in Common Read and discussing them with fellow students and faculty.

Since you’re reading on your own this summer, we’ve prepared some resources to keep you company as you read and think about these dynamic and densely packed texts.

Your Readings

This year, we are inviting you to read excerpts from recent books.

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Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Excerpts "Seeing the World Through Moss-Colored Glasses" and "Learning to See" from Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

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Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom by bell hooks.

Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom by bell hooks.

Accessing the Material

New students can access assigned reading information through our Canvas tutorial.