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ThingsCarried

Amarillo College chooses ‘The Things They Carried’ as this year’s Common Reader

Published August 22, 2017 By Joe Wyatt

A highly acclaimed collection of short stories about a platoon of American soldiers in the Vietnam War will serve as the Common Reader this school year at Amarillo College.

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien was a finalist in 1990 for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. The book will be utilized in a variety of AC classes throughout the year, including all First Year Seminar classes.

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AC well ahead of curve in compliance with new law requiring corequisite remediation

Published August 16, 2017 By Joe Wyatt

A new law emerged from the Texas Legislature in June – signed by the governor – which requires the use of corequisite remediation for college students in developmental education courses.

Corequiste remediation is the alignment of developmental courses with credit-bearing courses, so that underprepared students can be placed simultaneously in both and thus achieve college success at a faster pace.

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