TWP Courses

The Thompson Writing Program's primary course offering is Writing 101: Academic Writing, which is a one-semester course taken during the first year by all Duke University undergraduate students.

Writing 70 is a summer course to help students prepare for Writing 101.

Writing 293 is independent study in writing. Students can work with a TWP faculty member to continue a project from their Writing 101 course, or do a different kind of writing-intensive project.

TWP Writing Studio

You can get help with any aspect of a writing project--from brainstorming about research questions to polishing your drafts at The TWP Writing Studio.

Writing in the Disciplines (WID)

The TWP helps support and develop a variety of WID courses, staffed and housed in a diverse range of departments throughout Duke's undergraduate programs. Trinity College students are required to take to 'writing intensive courses (W'-coded) in order to graduate.  

More information about the W code and the other curricular requirements under Curriculum 2000.

Award for Excellence in Teaching Writing

Click here for information about Duke University's annual Award for Excellence in Teaching Writing, along with course syllabi and assignments from award recipients.

    • Writing 20


The Duke Portfolio is an online repository that houses many different types of files, representing a wide variety of projects that students or faculty may choose to display.  If you have questions or would like additional information about the Portfolio, please contact the Office of Assessment at or (919) 681-9288.

Trinity College Academic Requirements

Trinity College's undergraduate guide to academic, requirements, policies, procedures.