UF Freshman Summer Reading Book?

<p>I went to orientation a few weeks ago and they gave us all a book titled The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. I am a business major and will be taking Calculus, Macroeconomics, Social Problems, and Public Speaking. At orientation, they told me that, whatever classes I am enrolled in, this book would be covered. As much as I want to be proactive, I don't want to waste my time reading a book that won't be covered until I take English second semester. I know that there are UF upperclassmen on college confidential and I would really appreciate some insight from you all. I tried searching for this topic but I didn't find anything.

<p>Sounds like another one of the lies they tell at preview. The book is only covered in like first year florida and the very basic english. All the classes you listed will have non-freshmen, so the book won't be covered.</p>

<p>Don't waste your time.</p>

<p>Thank you. That's what I thought. I just wanted to make sure. I don't have to take English 1102 because I passed my AP test so I'm just going to take Technical Writing second semester. I'm not taking First Year Florida but I am taking Warrington Welcome. I don't think Warrington Welcome would cover it since it's supposed to be all about business but maybe you can tell me for sure?</p>

<p>There's a chance they would cover it in Warrington Welcome. In my year they didn't but they've been pushing to extend that stupid program, so it's possible they will.</p>

<p>ahhh, man. Okay, thanks for letting me know. What is/was your graduating year?</p>

<p>2011, I'm a 4th year this fall.</p>

<p>Last year, they also gave out a novel to incoming freshmen. Obviously, I didn't read it. It's just a load of bull. But my roommates were in the advertising and journalism major and they had to write a paragraph or so on it.</p>

<p>All I have to say is L-O-L</p>

<p>i read it, some professors made jokes about it, i lol'd and enjoyed a good book.</p>

<p>I had to read a book last year and at convocation they split us up by our college and each college did it's own thing. I'm pretty sure that they only college that actually did something pertaining to the book was the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in which we sat in the O'Dome for like an hour while the author talked and people got to ask questions. </p>

<p>Biggest waste of my time and they didn't even take attendance or anything. </p>

<p>I also took ENC 1101 fall semester and not once was the book even mentioned.</p>

<p>Thanks for everyone's input! Overall, it seems like I should have a general idea of what the book is about...probably skim through spark notes or the book itself.</p>

<p>sounds like a plan.</p>

<p>and i do remember them taking some sort of attendance at the meeting actually. it wasn't like a role call or anything, but you had to be there to get something that indicated you had attended. i dont remember how it worked, and i dont think anyone was actually reprimanded for skipping. it was a long time ago though so idk.</p>

<p>Unless you are in a major in the College of Journalism and Telecommunications (which I beleive is the only college that uses the book), I would not worry about it at all.</p>


<p>it is a good book, though...</p>

<p>I was wondering if I should take the time to read it too. I don't have any english or freshman introductory courses like warrington or first-year florida during my first semester. However I do have to take an english class my second semester called Professional Writing in the Discipline. I wonder if they cover the book there.</p>

<p>So the general consensus is that the book is a waste of time unless you're in either the College of Journalism or Telecommunications? Or are taking one of the First Year Florida classes or Warrington? Or freshman english?</p>