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  • RWIT

    RWIT is a free service dedicated to helping members of the Dartmouth community develop more effective strategies for generating and organizing their ideas, finding and evaluating research sources, and presenting and revising compositions in a variety of media.

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  • Placement and Enrollment Policies

    Information for Class of 2018 students about placement and enrollment policies for Writing 2-3, Writing 5, and First-year Seminars; links to Writing 5 course descriptions; and advice on switching between sections of Writing 5 or between FYS courses.

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  • Professor Jennifer Sargent to Speak on Constitution Day

    In celebration of Constitution Day on September 17, Dartmouth College's Rockefeller Center has invited the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric's Jennifer Sargent to speak on one of the most important constitutional debates of our era: privacy in the age of the internet.

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  • Upcoming Events

    First-year Seminar Faculty Workshop, Tuesday, September 9,  8:30 am - 1:30 pm, DCAL, 102 Baker Library

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  • 2014 Speech Contest

    The 2014 Benjamin F. Barge and Class of 1866 Prizes for Oratory speech contest will be held on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at 4:30 pm in the Treasure Room (Baker Library). A reception and award presentation will follow in the Ferguson Room (Room 206).

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  • Mark Koch Wins Whiting Grant

    Mark Koch, Interim Coordinator of Writing 2-3 in the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric, has been awarded a grant from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation to work in London this summer on a project titled "The Rhetoric of Charity: The English Charity Sermon from 1680 to 1750."

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  • Compton Wins Distinguished Lecturer Award

    Each year Dartmouth College recognizes a single lecturer for his or her outstanding academic research. We are happy to announce that this year's recipient of the Distinguished Lecturer Award is the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric's own Josh Compton.

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  • RWIT Writing Assistant Wins Rhodes Scholarship

    RWIT's head writing assistant, Joseph Singh '14, was recently named a Rhodes Scholar for 2014. Singh plans to pursue a degree in international security policy at the University of Oxford next year. Congratulations, Joseph!

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Recent Publications

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  • "Vaccinating Voters: New directions for Political Campaign Inoculation Scholarship." (2013).

    Josh Compton, Ivanov, Bobi.

    In E. L. Cohen (Ed.), Communication Yearbook 37 (pp. 250-283). New York: Routledge (Taylor & Francis).