Welcome to Writing in the Disciplines (WID) at Duke, a resource devoted to supporting and improving the work faculty and graduate students do with teaching writing in the undergraduate classrooms across the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Engineering.
What is unique about this website is that the information available here is discipline-specific and created and annotated by Duke faculty and instructors. By navigating to the pages related to your discipline(s) using the tabs above, you’ll find assignments, handouts, advice, and examples of student writing on these pages specific to your discipline.
For more general information on teaching writing and W courses at Duke, you can consult the Thompson Writing Program webpage, which offers guides to Crafting Effective Assignments and Responding to Student Writing, among other things.
The website is a work in progress, and we need your help to make it a rich resource that reflects the diversity of writing faculty teach students to do at Duke. If you have a suggestion for a resource you would like to see here or would like to share some of your course materials with your colleagues, please send us an email.
In addition to the materials available online, we are available to consult one-on-one or in groups with Duke faculty. You might consider getting help, for example, with assignment design or developing a new W-coded course.