Common Reading

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The Wall Street Journal Features Beach Books: 2014-2015 in “Notable & Quotable”

Feb 09, 2016 by NAS |

Common reading programs are back in the spotlight.

Beach Books: 2014-2016

Feb 09, 2016 David Randall |

A report on the books assigned in 2014-2016 as "common reading."

Progressive Propaganda for Captive Collegians, Study Finds

Feb 09, 2016 NAS |

PRESS RELEASE: NAS publishes a new edition of its comprehensive study of freshman summer reading, Beach Books 2014-2016: What Do Colleges Want Students to Read Outside Class?.

On Beach Books

Oct 16, 2015 by Bruce Gans |

Bruce Gans writes on what summer reading for incoming freshmen should be.

Better Beach Books?

Oct 15, 2015 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

NAS welcomes readers’ suggestions of titles for college common reading. 

‘Challenging’ Students Is Not Achieved with Sexual Pictures

Sep 01, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

Ashley Thorne argues that college common readings need to challenge students intellectually - and that graphic novels don't do that.

College Common Readings: Trapped in the Present

Jul 31, 2015 by Peter Wood |

University common reading programs fail to show students the value of learning from the past. 

Comments on Freshman Reading

Jul 22, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

A new article on college summer reading programs agrees with NAS's findings: fiction, classics, and books older than the students are extremely rare.

Summer 2015 Academic Questions: “Common Readings, Uncommon Conversations”

Jun 17, 2015 by NAS |

The new issue of Academic Questions takes on questions about common readings, "translingualism," and more. 

College Un-Ready

Jan 12, 2015 by NAS |

NAS board member Sandra Stotsky writes about the failures of the Common Core State Standards to prepare students for truly college-level reading and thinking.

Those Stubborn Classics

Nov 06, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

Colleges think classic books are irrelevant, too difficult, and too privileged. They’re wrong. 

Joseph Epstein on the Beach Books report

Oct 30, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

Renowned essayist Joseph Epstein reflects on NAS's latest report on college freshman reading. 

Beach Books and Blind Dates

Oct 23, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS Executive Director Ashley Thorne writes on colleges that lower the bar for incoming students

Lite Lit for College Comers, Study Finds

Oct 21, 2014 NAS |

PRESS RELEASE: The National Association of Scholars (NAS) has released Beach Books 2013-2014, its fourth annual study of common reading programs at American colleges and universities.

Beach Books: 2013-2014

Oct 21, 2014 Ashley Thorne, Marilee Turscak, Peter Wood |

A report on the books assigned in 2013-2014 as "common reading."

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