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  • 2019 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. Deadline for entries: Monday, April 1st, 5:00pm.

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  • DartWrite: Dartmouth's Digital Portfolios

    The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric is excited to announce the DartWrite program, which gives every Dartmouth student access to a digital learning portfolio. For more information about DartWrite, or to find support, please click through to the article. 

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  • Upcoming Faculty Development Workshops

    The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric has announced this term's faculty development workshops. Topics include teaching college reading, critical thinking and metaliteracy, workshopping writing prompts, and disciplinary awareness. Sign up before we're full!

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  • Neukom Fellows Program

    The Neukom Fellows program is an interdisciplinary postdoctoral program at Dartmouth that may provide another means of working with or being mentored by faculty in our department.

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  • Writing Professor Sara Chaney Wins Apgar Award

    Writing professor Sara Chaney and her colleague Bill Hudenko have been awarded the prestigious Apgar Award for Innovation in Teaching for their interdisciplinary course entitled "Autism: The Science, Story and Experience.”

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  • Writing Prize Winners 2017

    The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric extends its congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Albert I. Dickerson 1930 Freshman Writing Prizes and the 2017 Arthur Feinstein 1955 Memorial Fund First Year Excellence in Writing Award.

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Recent Publications

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  • “'If my cholesterol is…then I foresee...': Patient Accounts of Uncertainty."

    Darlene K. Drummond

    Qualitative Research in Medicine and Healthcare, vol. 1 no. 3, 2017. 121-127

  • "Presidents on Speechwriting: United States Presidents’ Public Statements about Speechwriting."

    Josh Compton

    The Forensic of Pi Kappa Delta, vol. 103, no. 1, 1-12.

  • "Liminality and Transition: Text Features in Postsecondary Student Writing."

    Christiane K. Donahue, Lynn Foster-Johnson

    Research in the Teaching of English, vol. 52, no. 4, 2018, 359-381.

  • Persuading Others to Avoid Persuasion: Inoculation Theory and Resistant Health Attitudes.

    Josh Compton, Jackson, B., Dimmock, J. A.

    Frontiers in Psychology 7: 122. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00122