The following works were in response to the 2015 Common Summer Reading, Letters of Note by Shaun Usher, a compilation of letters across history, cultures, and occasions. Students were encouraged to write letters encouraging change, but also to write personal letters to themselves, their friends and family to keep in touch. Many wrote letters their instructors in response to readings and essay assignments.

Our Common Core Task Force & Special Education: A Letter to Governor Cuomo by Kyle Sweezy (Argument/Research)

A Letter to America: Using the R Word Is Never OK by Rebecca Klein (Cultural Critique)

Note to Self by Connor Colabella (Persuasion/Personal Reflection)

A Letter to Lisa by Christine Donat (Argument Proposal)

A Response to Dostoevsky’s Letter Do Not Grieve for Me by Winnie Guo (Reader Response)