Located in Berry 183, 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. Through informal dialogue, RWIT tutors assist writers in developing better compositions and more effective composing strategies. A collaboration between the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric, the Library, and Academic Computing, RWIT brings together faculty, administrators, staff, and students to focus on the art and science of composition.
Through our peer-to-peer tutoring, Writing Assistance program, and Education & Outreach Team, RWIT offers help in the following areas:
- Generating ideas
- Developing research strategies
- Formulating a thesis
- Constructing and organizing arguments
- Outlining drafts
- Improving sentence structure, grammar, style, and clarity
- Refining drafts
- Writing in all disciplines
- Writing creatively
- Composing multimedia projects
Our Pedagogy and Values
RWIT tutors help all students with the composing process, regardless of proficiency, academic concentration, or year of study. Through dialogue, tutors offer students constructive feedback on their papers and help them develop more effective composing strategies.
We believe successful tutors are skilled writers who demonstrate a sincere interest in talking with peers about their writing. Tutors possess the interpersonal skills to assist students with diverse backgrounds and writing proficiencies; know the rules of grammar and understand the conventions of academic writing; and can discuss composition in different media, including academic papers, research projects, multimedia compositions, and creative writing.
RWIT Student Staff
RWIT tutors are skilled writers hailing from all academic disciplines. Tutors prepare for tutoring by attending a rigorous training program and pursue ongoing training throughout their RWIT careers. Tutors take pride in their professionalism, approachability, and knowledge. You can learn more about our tutors on our staff profiles page.
RWIT by the Numbers
Total number of:
- Undergraduate student staff: 34
- RWIT Interns from the Comparative Literature Masters Program: 3
- Graduate-student peer tutors: 3
- Post-graduate tutors: 1
- Languages undergraduate staff can read and speak: 9
- Majors Represented among undergraduate staff: 23
- Varsity and club sport athletes: 12
- Musicians in student ensembles: 8
- Elected officers in Greek organizations: 14
Recent RWIT alumni include:
- Dartmouth class valedictorians and salutatorians
- Students at top graduate programs, including law, medical, and engineering schools
- Leaders in business and politics
- Volunteers in the Peace Corps and Teach For America