Writing 2-3 with Teaching Assistant Support
This course is designed to help Dartmouth writers who feel that they may be underprepared for college academic writing and who may benefit from two-terms of instruction with intensive academic support. Writing 2-3 students receive this support from committed faculty and graduate student teaching assistants trained in writing pedagogy. By committing themselves to a rigorous plan of reading, writing, discussing, researching, conferring, and rewriting, students learn to craft clear, compelling academic arguments and prepare themselves for their future college writing.
- This two-term, two-credit course allows students ample time to improve their writing and to meet with the same professor and teaching assistant for two terms.
- The second term provides thorough instruction in the research process and requires a research paper in the winter term.
- Students take First-year Seminar in spring term, following completion of Writing 2-3.
- Students meet weekly with their teaching assistant for a 45-minute, one-on-one conference to discuss their writing and address particular writing and research needs.
- Class size is limited to 15 students.
Please note: Because enrollment is limited, a preference for Writing 2-3 with TA support cannot always be honored, but students may request to be put on a wait list for the course.