Hello! All of us here at Lyon College are excited to get to know you a little better at one of our upcoming Honors Fellows Program weekends. You’ll find on this page students’ and parents’ agendas for the weekend, but I want to describe one session, a roundtable experience with other prospective Honors Fellows, in more detail here.
The roundtable will be an opportunity to discuss, critique, and revise ideas, and I’ve organized it to give you some control over your interview experience. To make the most of the roundtable, I give you these two charges in advance of your visit:
First, you should read Lawrence Weschler’s “Inventing Peace.” Read it closely, making notes on important passages, as well as contexts and vocabulary you don’t know. Bring your printout of the article with you when you come to campus.
Second, you should prepare a position paper of roughly two pages. This position paper will allow you to prepare and organize some thoughts that you might contribute to the roundtable discussion. You should:
The roundtable will be a discussion; we won’t just take turns reading position papers. Flexibility, reflexivity, and generosity to our peers will be paramount. But the position papers should provide some prepared material to fall back on during our conversation.
In the meantime, I look forward to getting to know you and welcoming you to Lyon! Please contact me with any questions you have about these weekends, Lyon, the HFP, etc. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Associate Professor of English
Director, Lyon Honors Fellows Program
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