First-Year Writing Portfolios

Welcome to Dartmouth!

As a member of the class of 2021, you’re invited to be among the first to create a Dartmouth First-Year Writing Portfolio. This portfolio will help you…

Succeed as a writer at Dartmouth!

So much of what you will do at Dartmouth includes writing: courses in history, economics, and even math and science require writing.

Gain web-design skills with WordPress!

Knowing how to navigate and create on a digital platform is a vital ability.

Prepare to create a professional portfolio!

Think about ways to showcase your academic and professional strengths as you apply for internships, study abroad, research positions, graduate schools, and jobs.

Save your work, and track your growth!

When it’s time for you to create cover letters, personal statements, and professional portfolios, you’ll be able to accurately highlight the most important details and access your best and most important projects.

Ask your professors if portfolios are already part of your classes. If not, sign up at

The deadline for signing up is Friday, September 29, 2017. (Students who sign up for their Dartmouth First-Year Writing Portfolio and are accepted will receive a gift certificate for Morano Gelato.)