FRP - Prompt
Freshman Reading Project Essay/Reflection Prompt
To complete the Freshman Reading Project, attend your small group discussion and write an essay based on the prompt below. To help you reflect on the reading and talk by Dr. Jeffrey, an audio recording of his talk delivered at the Freshman Assembly will be posted some time after the presentation.
In 800-1000 words, respond to the following. Write a paragraph (or two) for each of these elements of the prompt:
- Why you think Dr. Jeffrey chose to write this book?
- Next, identify one “real character” in the book that struck you in a meaningful way. Explain why this was so.
- Then, reflect on and write about a “real character” you have encountered in your own life. In much the same way that the author did, bring out or highlight the life lesson imparted to you and how their unique personhood brought about this realization in you.
- Finally, as you move forward on your Baylor journey, how might you not only “tip your hat” to the nonconformist (however that is defined) in your midst, but also learn and grow from them?
Remarks by Dr. Jeffrey on Real Characters (mp3)