Duke W.R.I.T.E. (Writing Research Integrating Technological Engagement) for College is a new program designed to better prepare today’s high school students for tomorrow’s college classrooms. Born from the common complaint that too few students enter college with a firm grasp of how to effectively compose academic writing at an advanced publication level, Duke W.R.I.T.E. hopes to bridge the gap between high school and collegiate writing expectations. In addition to familiarizing themselves with the basics of MLA and Chicago style citation, our students learn how to assess, evaluate, manage and use information from multiple sources while attaining a better understanding of Fair Use and Intellectual Property Rights.
Each session of the program will work with a particular theme for students to research. Utilizing Duke’s wide array of first rate resources—libraries, multimedia centers, The Center for Documentary Studies, The Link, etc.—our instructors will guide students through each step of the writing process to produce a working document by the end of each week. Working both individually and collaboratively, students will compile data, create storyboards, and film/edit presentations to develop their own digital stories based on the topic of the week with user-friendly programs like iMovie and GarageBand. Whether you are a natural writer, activist, innovator, historian, artist, musician, techie, or film director, Duke W.R.I.T.E. for College has something for everyone.
We are fortunate enough to offer a hand-picked staff of young, topnotch Duke faculty with ample experience publishing their own academic research in pursuit of advanced degrees. With years of experience teaching writing at both the collegiate and high school levels, our instructors know what it takes to help students effectively transition into the university setting. We look forward to having you join our inaugural class of Duke W.R.I.T.E. for College. Sign up now to ensure a spot for the summer sessions!