MISSION This two-term writing course is designed to help Dartmouth's underprepared writers achieve excellence in interpreting and composing arguments through serious intellectual engagement and intensive academic support. By committing themselves to the rigorous process of reading, writing, discussing, researching, conferring, and rewriting, students learn to craft clear and compelling academic arguments. They also engage in focused and sustained research that culminates in a project of the student's design.
METHODS Writing 2-3 prepares students for their academic work by requiring students to engage in activities that are essential to academic endeavors across the disciplines. These activities include: inquiry, interpretation, contextualization, construction, revision, assessment, and collaboration.
SCOPE Writing 2-3 builds on the understanding that the demands of literacy in the 21st century are changing. Arguments are composed not only with words but also with images; not only in books and articles but also in webpages, PowerPoints, and wikis. Accordingly, the activities of "reading" and "research" in Writing 2-3 include various media, while "composing" refers not only to papers but to oral presentations and digital compositions as well.