First-Year Seminars Guidelines for Students


The First-Year seminar is a course designed to sharpen students' writing and research skills. Students should therefore expect to develop strategies for researching, developing, and structuring their ideas, and to regularly revise their work, frequently in response to comments from their professors and classmates. For more information, see the Faculty Guidelines page.

In their seminars, students will familiarize themselves with the Dartmouth library system and with proper citation protocols. (See Sources.)

Students who find it difficult to meet the course requirements should talk with their professors. Tutors at the Writing Center,  are also available to help students with their writing and research needs.