READERS

The Duke Reader Project pairs students in participating courses with a Duke alumnus/alumna or employee who has professional expertise and interest in their writing project. By participating in the Duke Reader Project, members of the broader Duke community can play a direct role in helping our students develop the communication and reasoning skills that are essential for their success in both professional and civic life. LEARN MORE ABOUT BEING A VOLUNTEER READER.

Alumni/ae can find additional opportunities to support Duke students at Duke Alumni Association (DAA).

STUDENTS

STUDENTS

Duke students have the opportunity to receive feedback on a class writing project from someone outside the classroom setting who has professional experience relevant to their project. This feedback helps students learn to anticipate the needs and expectations of readers, and to revise their writing to make it more effective for the intended audience. MORE INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS.

Students can find additional help with their writing projects at the Thompson Writing Program (TWP).

 

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The Duke Reader Project is an initiative developed through Duke’s Thompson Writing Program in collaboration with the Duke Alumni Association, and generously supported by the Jean T. and Heyward G. Pelham Foundation, the Office of Undergraduate Education, and the Provost’s Office.

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