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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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  • Historic Speaking Contests

    The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric is pleased to invite entries in two historic speaking contests at Dartmouth College, the Benjamin F. Barge and the Class of 1866 Prizes for Oratory.  Seniors, juniors, and sophomores are encouraged to apply.

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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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  • First-year Seminar Switch

    Advice for students who want to switch between sections of Spring 2014 First-year Seminar courses during the course adjustment and add-drop periods.  Switching writing courses after Wednesday, March 26th in Spring 2014 term is strongly discouraged.

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  • Upcoming Events

    Library Research in First-Year Writing: Outcomes and Expectations, Thursday, March 27, 2014, 12:00pm - 1:30pm, DCAL (102 Baker Library)

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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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  • Dickerson Prize Winners

    The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric extends its congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Albert I. Dickerson 1930 Freshman Writing Prizes.

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  • Summer Seminar 2014 Call for Applications

    In collaboration with the Council of Writing Program Administrators, we will hold our annual two-week Research Summer Seminar, "Data-driven Inquiry: Process, Methods, Results," on July 27-August 8, 2014.

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Recent Publications

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  • Inoculation theory

    Josh Compton

    The Sage handbook of persuasion: Developments in theory and practice, 2nd ed.

  • Connecting Community Voices: A Latino/a Critical Race Theory Lens on Environmental Justice Advocacy.

    Claudia Anguiano, Tama Milstein, Iliana De Larkin, Yea Wen Chen, and Jennifer Sandoval

    Journal of International & Intercultural Communication

  • Conversations among Teachers on Student Writing: WAC/Secondary Education Partnerships at BSU

    Michelle Cox, Phyllis Gimbel

    Special issue of Across the Disciplines, “Writing across the Secondary School Curriculum”