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Guide to the University Writing Program records, 1997-2007

Abstract

The University Writing Program (UWP) promotes the role of writing in the undergraduate curriculum at Duke through three main programs: Writing 20; Writing in the Disciplines (WID); and the Writing Studio. Collection contains student essays from various Writing 20 classes and a clipping about the opening of the Writing Assistance Center in January 1979. Items in the collection range in date from 1997-2007.

Descriptive Summary

Record Group
UA.26.03.0020
Title
University Writing Program records
Date
1997-2007
Creator
Duke University. University Writing Program
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 7 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

Collection contains student essays from various Writing 20 classes and a clipping about the opening of the Writing Assistance Center in January 1979. Subjects present include the Duke Chapel Tower; medical ethics; prisoner's rights; religious pluralism; and 1950s America (citizenship and ideology). Items in the collection range in date from 1997-2007.

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Contents of the Collection

1. Container List

1 box
Bedit, David. "JB's Baby: The Duke Chapel Tower in Words and Pictures," 1997
Box 1
Writing 20
Spring 2002
Citizenship and Ideology in 1950s America
Box 1
Tough Decisions: Reflections on Issues in Medical Ethics (2 copies)
Box 1
Who Belongs? Essays on Prisoner's Rights, Criminal Justice, and Challenges to America Citizenship
Box 1
Spring 2007
Religious Pluralism at Duke Writing Assistance Center, 1979
Box 1

Historical Note

from UWP's homepage http://uwp.duke.edu/about/index.html

The University Writing Program (UWP) promotes the role of writing in the undergraduate curriculum at Duke. They do so in three main ways:

Writing 20: Academic Writing: All entering undergraduates must complete Writing 20 in their first year at Duke. Writing 20 offers an intensive introduction to the practice of Academic Writing. Each section of Writing 20 has a distinctive theme chosen by its instructor.

Writing in the Disciplines (WID): All students in Trinity College must also take two writing-designated courses in the disciplines. These courses build upon the skills developed in Writing 20 in order to offer students a more specific sense of how to write in particular fields of study.

The Writing Studio offers free, one-on-one tutoring to students working on writing for any course they are taking at Duke.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Dept. of Cultural Anthropology records, 1973-1992. (University Archives, Duke University. )
  • Department of History Course Papers and Oral History Interviews, 1974. (University Archives, Duke University. )
  • Dept. of History records, 1947-2000. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Student Papers Reference Collection. (University Archives, Duke University. )

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], University Writing Program Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The University Writing Program records were received by the University Archives as a gift in 1997, 2003, 2007.

Processing Information

Processed by Sherrie Bowser, August 2007

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, August 2007

Accessions A97-30, A2003-47, UA2007-0039 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.