Dear prospective OCC student,

I am looking forward to working with you in the OCC courses in the fall. Over the summer, I would like you to complete the following assignments:

  1. Find and read a memoir of choice (preferably a semi-current one, say written in the past 5 years- but no worries if you find another that moves you). The memoir will be a focal part of our syllabi as we begin the year, so perhaps keep that in mind as you read.  There are many memoirs available in the WHS library that you can check out for the duration of the summer.

  1. I also highly encourage you to select a fiction work that you deem interesting. The courses will require you to read a variety of material, so got a jump start on your reading habits and find a book that moves you!

Have a great summer break, and feel free to email me if you have any questions about the class or the reading requirements-or simply have a title to share with me!   My email is: and I will check my email often.