Freshman Reading Project Essay Prompt

To conclude your participation in the Freshman Reading Project, you must now write a brief reflective essay and attend a discussion session about your readings from The Great Tradition. You must complete the paper and discussion in order to remain in good standing in the Honors Program.

Here is the essay prompt:

In an essay of three pages (about 850 words), refer to the essays by Sertillanges, Weil, and Lewis in order to discuss how particular intellectual practices and attitudes help prepare you to ask the Grail question: “What are you going through?"

N.B.: A good essay will make specific reference (via page number) to passages and quotations from the book. It will seek to analyze the text while exemplifying your own opinions and views. A quality essay might also make useful reference to particular points made by our speaker at the Freshman Assembly. Grades will be based on following these instructions along with the quality of your writing. Take care to check spelling and grammar before turning in your completed essay. Note that the Baylor Writing Center is available for your use, free of charge, on this and any other paper written at Baylor.

The essay will be due to your small group discussion leader at the time of your meeting.

Did you miss the Freshman Assembly?

If you missed the Freshman Assembly because of a class conflict, you need to sign up for a discussion session. Sign-up sheets are posted outside of Dr. Beck's door in the Honors Suite, Morrison 203. Once you've signed up for a particular meeting time, send an email to the discussion leader to let him or her know that you are joining the group.

Please don't hesitate to contact Dr. Beck if you have any questions or if problems arise.