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CAP Common Reader

This Is Water. Book Jacket

The CAP Common Reader for the 2014-15 academic year is This is Water, by the late David Foster Wallace.  Before it was put into book form, Wallace delivered this as a graduation commencement speech at Kenyon College in 2005.  So what better way to begin your college career than with bits of wisdom and life advice intended for those at the end of theirs!


Each new 2014-15 CAP participant will receive a complimentary copy of This Is Water, at Bobcat Student Orientation this summer. 


Our rationale is simple: we want our students to Read & Reflect on the world around them.  CAP is not only committed to student success and persistence, but we strive to create opportunities for our participants to enrich their own lives and university experiences.  This book, combined with our discussion opportunities and first-year learning communities, seeks to do just that.