Graduate Students

The Thompson Writing Program also provides resources and instruction for Duke graduate students.

Writing in the Disciplines: Pedagogy Support for Graduate Students

The Writing in the Disciplines Program offers regular writing pedagogy workshops and consultations* for graduate student instructors and teaching assistants. We can help you with all aspects of your work with student writing — from developing or rethinking a W-coded course to focused assistance with developing assignments, creating grading guidelines, or other specific aspects of your teaching. As a Duke graduate student, you may also participate in our Teaching Writing in the Disciplines certificate program.

*To schedule an individual consultation: contact the Director of Writing in the Disciplines at WID.TWP@duke.edu. Send a note with your name, department, and a brief explanation of what you would like help with.

Writing 591

Among our courses, we offer a graduate-level Independent Study (Writing 591), a faculty-directed independent study about writing pedagogy in a field of special interest. 

Thompson Writing Program Writing Studio

The Thompson Writing Program Writing Studio also provides support to graduate student writers admitted through The Graduate School. We do, however, ask that graduate students limit themselves to scheduling one appointment per week and come for any additional appointments on a walk-in basis.

Graduate Student Instructors for Writing 101 (GSIs)

Each year we run a competetive search for a select number of Graduate Student Instructorships of Writing 101. For more information, please contact Vanessa Turnier.

Graduate Student Consultants (GSCs)

Each year we run a competetive search for a select number of Graduate Student Instructorships of Writing 101. For more information, please contact Vanessa Turnier.