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TWP Writing Studio

At the Writing Studio, you can meet with highly educated writing consultants to discuss your writing concerns. Discussing your work-in-progress with a writing consultant will help you develop the awareness and skills to improve as a writer.

Consultants help at any stage of the writing process – from brainstorming and researching to drafting, revising, and fine-tuning a final draft. Undergraduates may schedule a maximum of one appointment a day and two appointments a week, depending on availability.

Graduate student, postgraduate, and  upper-level consultants from a variety of disciplines staff the Writing Studio. All consultants go through extensive and on-going training. For staff photos and biographies, click here.

Duke Community Use Policy

MASTER’S AND PHD INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (IGS): Through an arrangement with the Graduate School, international students in Graduate School Master's and PhD programs may sign up ahead of time for a limited number of appointments. This arrangement includes Nicholas MEM students, as well as PhD and some Master's students.

For a list of PhD and Master’s programs whose international students are eligible to use the Writing Studio, go to https://gradschool.duke.edu/academics/programs-degrees

With a limited number of available slots (18 each week), we request IGS students schedule a maximum of one appointment a week. You may, however, schedule a second appt. for the week - but only the day of if slots are available.

OTHER: The main mission of the Writing Studio is to support Duke undergraduate students. We can also meet with Duke faculty, graduate students, and staff on a space-available basis. These users of the Writing Studio must wait, however, until the day of the desired appointment to sign up online. Due to the steadily increasing demand for our services, these community members are able to schedule a maximum of five appointments. The emphasis of these five sessions will be to familiarize users with online and help-for-hire resources, workshop opportunities, and self-revision techniques.

Specialized Help for Undergraduate ESL Writers

Click here for detailed information about tutoring, online resources, weekly workshops, and the International Conversation Café.

International Conversation Cafe: Starting September 10, join us on Thursday afternoons in the Bryan Center's Griffith Board Room (former Meeting Room B), 12:30 - 1:30pm.  Stop in and talk about world events, local culture, and more - all with people from around the world.

Undergraduate Writing Tutors

To schedule an appointment with the Undergraduate Writing Tutor (UWT) assigned to your Writing 101 class, click here.

 If you are a UWT or UWT Faculty and want to view the administrative calendar, click here.

To learn more about the UWT experience, see this student-produced video, "Reflecting Back, Looking Forward: How To Gain the Most From Your Writing Center Experience."

Duke Students Talk About the TWP Writing Studio

TWP Writing Studio Reopens for fall on Monday, September 7th and launches a new East Campus Site!

Fall hours in the TWP Writing Studio will be Monday-Thursday, 9 am - 4 pm and 6:00 - 9:00 pm; Sunday evenings 6:00 - 9:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you on West Campus in Perkins 112. On East Campus, we invite you to visit our new, spacious Studio in Bivins 107 (take the center door and we're on the main floor on the right) from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm., or stop by our tables on the second floor of Lilly Library from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. 

Upcoming Workshops

Tips for U.S. Academic Email
Wednesday, September 16 2:30-3:30 Perkins 118


International Conversation Cafe

Join us on Thursday afternoons in the Bryan Center's Griffith Board Room (former Meeting Room B), 12:30 - 1:30pm.  Stop in and talk about world events, local culture, and more - all with people from around the world. Click here for more information.

New Multimedia Resources!

Duke Talks about Writer's Block

Brainstorming Maps for Writers

TWP Writing Studio Director