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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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  • Upcoming Events

    "First-year Portfolios: Insights into Student Learning and Experiences" Thursday, February 5, 2015, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, in DCAL, Room 102 Baker Library.

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  • Dickerson Prize Winners

    The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric extends its congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Albert I. Dickerson 1930 Freshman Writing Prizes.

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  • 2015 Speech Contest Call for Entries

    Announcing the Benjamin F. Barge and Class of 1866 Awards for Oratory. The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric is pleased to invite entries in two historic speaking contests at Dartmouth College. 

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  • Miriam Kilimo named Rhodes Scholar

    Former RWIT tutor, Miriam Jerotich Kilimo, has been named a Rhodes Scholar for the upcoming academic year. An anthropology major at Dartmouth, Kilimo plans to pursue a master's degree in Women's Studies while at Oxford.

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  • Welcome, New Faculty

    The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric gains five new faculty members this year: Richard Abel, Svetlana (Yana) Grushina, Sarah Bartos Smith, Steven Thompson, and Nicholas B. Van Kley.

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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).

  • "Writing and Text Production Processes" (2014)

    Christiane K. Donahue, Theresa Lillis

    Mouton de Gruyter Handbooks of Applied Linguistics series

  • "Encouraging participation in global teams: Unpacking the role of language, culture, and communication practices." (2013)

    Svetlana Grushina, et al.

    Global Networks-Global Divides: Bridging New and Traditional Communication Challenges