Young Scholars Student Writing Workshop

June 8, -
The Student Writing Workshop is meant to prepare students for the Young Scholars Summer Research Institute.

The Young Scholars Summer Research Institute is a three-week program that provides high school students enrolled in Durham Public Schools (DPS) with training to enhance their writing, research, and presentation skills. The program is sponsored by the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University in partnership with Durham Public Schools (DPS). In keeping with the Samuel DuBois Cook Center's central mission as a community of scholars engaged in the study of the causes and consequences of inequality, program participants explore curriculum related to the economic, social, and political dimensions of inequality.

Workshop Date: June 8th, 2024
Time: 10:00 am- 1:00 pm
Location: NC Mutual Life Building, 11th floor ( 411 W. Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC 27707)

During the workshop you will:
- Learn how to structure an outline for your paper
- Independently find and annotate articles to continue building your literature
- Receive feedback for your research question and thesis statement

Please Bring:
- A notebook and pen
- A laptop
- Your research question and thesis statement
- Articles you have looked up for your topic
- Any questions you may have about your project

Parking & Building Instructions
- Please make sure you park in front of the building in a visitor parking space
- Once you enter the building, the elevator will be just past the security desk
- After entering the elevator, press the button for the 11th floor and someone will greet you once you exit the elevator.

If you have any questions before the workshop, please feel free to reach out to Young Scholars Coordinator Kennedy Ruff at We look forward to seeing you there and kicking off a fantastic summer together!

Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity (The Cook Center)

Young Scholars Student Writing Workshop


Kennedy Ruff