Welcome to the Duke WID Gallery

The Duke Writing in the Disciplines (WID) Gallery is a new kind of resource for instructors who assign writing in their courses. The gallery contains model writing assignments selected from Duke undergraduate courses across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences (as organized at Duke University), edited and annotated by faculty of the Thompson Writing Program.

Instructors are free to use these materials for their own courses however they see fit–whether as a whole, in parts, or adapting ideas from a Gallery assignment to their own context. We ask that users of materials do two things:

  1. Include attributions on your assignments as appropriate under a Creative Commons license.
  2. Let us know when and how you are using materials from the WID Gallery by clicking on this link.

Search below or click the menu links (above, or click “menu” on a mobile device) to find assignments specific to your discipline or by assignment type and feature. You can also search for any words in the full text of our assignments by using the search bar below. If you’re not finding what you need, contact us and we’ll try to help.