Writing 2-3 TA Application

Apply to Become a TA for Writing 2-3

The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric seeks talented and interested MALS students to serve as Teaching Assistants to professors teaching Writing 2-3 in Fall and Winter terms.

Good writing, research, and interpersonal skills are essential. Prior teaching or tutoring experience is a plus but not required.

Writing 2-3 is Dartmouth's two-term course for first-year writers, a course in which students, some of whom may be underprepared, achieve excellence in writing through serious intellectual engagement and intensive academic support. This is the only first-year writing course that has a teaching assistant—an essential component of the course—attached to each section. Faculty and students concur that the program would not be fully successful without this special support, and former TAs report that they love working with this group of students, watching their remarkable progress over two terms.

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Writing 2-3 Teaching Assistants are paid a stipend of $6,750 for two terms of employment in fall and winter terms, to be paid over six months (September through March), for an average of twenty hours of work per week across those six months. The second term of employment is contingent on successful performance in the first.

Responsibilities include: participating in a training workshop in the week before the beginning of fall classes; preparing for and attending all class meetings; devoting fifteen hours to weekly individual tutorials with students (one hour per student); meeting regularly with professors to discuss the concerns of the course; and enrollment and successful performance in the associated MALS course (if applicabale).

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Please send your completed application materials, including a letter of recommendation (and any questions you may have) to Mark Koch at [email protected].

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by May 15.