A Collaboration between the Thompson Writing Program and Office of Alumni Affairs.
The Reader Project, a teaching initiative offered through Duke’s Thompson Writing Program, offers Duke students the opportunity to get feedback on a class writing project from someone outside the classroom setting who has professional experience relevant to their project.
This feedback can help students learn to anticipate the needs and expectations of readers, and to revise their writing to make it more effective for the intended audience. Students in participating undergraduate courses will have the opportunity to be paired with a Duke alumnus or employee who has a professional interest in their writing project. By participating in the 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 so important for their success in both professional and civic life.
Our role first begins with making the appropriate student-reader matches and continues with guiding the parties through the process as smoothly as possible. We are here to answer any and all questions about the project and provide support for technical queries.
Students: You can participate only if you are in a course that is enrolled in the Reader Project. If you are, click the student link to the right to sign up.
Duke alumni and employees: If you’d like to add your name to our pool of volunteers, click the Alumni and Employee link to the right.
Duke instructors: We invite you to consider including your class in the Reader Project. Contact Cary Moskovitz at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.