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Duke Reader Project Sees Increase in Student Participation and is Looking for Volunteers

Monday, September 21, 2020

In normal times the Duke Reader Project pairs approximately 60 students with outside readers, Duke alums or employees, to help improve students’ writing and reasoning skills. This semester the numbers have almost doubled and the Duke Reader Project is looking for more reader volunteers read more  about Duke Reader Project Sees Increase in Student Participation and is Looking for Volunteers »


Aaron Colton

Aaron Colton's article “Who (According to Students) Uses the Writing Center: Acknowledging Impressions and Misimpressions of Writing Center Services and User Demographics.” featured in new issue of Praxis.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

This article analyzes the results of a spring 2019 survey of Georgia Tech undergraduates on their understandings and impressions of the services that the Georgia Tech Communication Center provides and the students the center sees most frequently. By comparing such understandings across participants... read more  about Aaron Colton's article “Who (According to Students) Uses the Writing Center: Acknowledging Impressions and Misimpressions of Writing Center Services and User Demographics.” featured in new issue of Praxis. »


Jennifer Ahern-Dodson

Jennifer Ahern-Dodson featured in Duke Today

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

The Pomodoro Technique works because it breaks down large projects into smaller obtainable goals, helps you anticipate the duration of tasks and provides breaks to relax, said Jennifer Ahern-Dodson, an assistant professor of the practice in Duke’s Thompson Writing Program and director of the... read more  about Jennifer Ahern-Dodson featured in Duke Today  »


Aaron Colton

Introducing Dr. Aaron Colton, Thompson Writing Program Lecturer

Monday, August 17, 2020

It's a pleasure to introduce myself and to join the Thompson Writing Program! My affinity for writing centers and composition pedagogy began at Vassar College, where I first found a space for thinking about what it means to be a writer and how to relate to other writers as a peer. I was fortunate... read more  about Introducing Dr. Aaron Colton, Thompson Writing Program Lecturer »


Sarah Parsons

Introducing Dr. Sarah Parsons, Thompson Writing Program Lecturing Fellow

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Sarah Parsons is an entomologist with a special love for the interaction between plants and insects.  Her research is focused in the area of urban ecology.  She studies how urban environments affect insects, as well as plant-insect dynamics. Dr. Parsons received her doctorate in Entomology at NC... read more  about Introducing Dr. Sarah Parsons, Thompson Writing Program Lecturing Fellow »


Cary Moskovitz

TWP faculty member Cary Moskovitz featured in NIEHS magazine story

Friday, July 10, 2020

When writing about their latest discoveries, scientists often have reason to reuse some material from their prior publications. This practice, known as text recycling or “self-plagiarism,” has become the subject of widespread debate. Moskovitz’s Text Recycling Research Project aims to help... read more  about TWP faculty member Cary Moskovitz featured in NIEHS magazine story »


Marking the Moment

Marking The Moment: Duke Class of 2020

Friday, May 8, 2020

The Thompson Writing Program is teaming up with the rest of the Duke community to commemorate the Class of 2020 on May 10th at 10:00am. Marking the Moment  is a digital experience Duke has created to celebrate the graduating students.   Download the Thompson Writing Program's... read more  about Marking The Moment: Duke Class of 2020 »


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Emily Parks joins Collaborative Project Courses Faculty Fellows Program

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

In collaboration with Learning Innovation & Bass Connections, Emily Parks offers a Writing 101 course to help students navigate scientific thinking and communication. Students will work in small teams to explore a research project at Duke, interviewing the scientific team leading the study... read more  about Emily Parks joins Collaborative Project Courses Faculty Fellows Program  »


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Jennifer Ahern-Dodson named Engaged Faculty Scholar by NC Campus Compact

Sunday, September 23, 2018

This month two faculty members in the North Carolina Campus Compact network will begin one-year terms as Engaged Faculty Scholars. Dr. Jennifer Ahern-Dodson of Duke University and Dr. Rebecca Dumlao of East Carolina University (ECU) are the fourth pair of NC faculty members selected for the role,... read more  about Jennifer Ahern-Dodson named Engaged Faculty Scholar by NC Campus Compact  »


Dr. Adam Boyette, Thompson Writing Program Fellow

Dr. Adam Boyette, Thompson Writing Program Fellow

Monday, July 3, 2017

Dr. Adam Boyette is an anthropologist and Lecturing Fellow in the TWP. In addition to teaching Writing 101 course options from the disciplinary perspectives of biological and cultural anthropology, Boyette also maintains an active research program on issues of child development in small-scale... read more  about Dr. Adam Boyette, Thompson Writing Program Fellow »


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