About RWIT

RWIT's Mission

RWIT is a free service dedicated to helping members of the Dartmouth community develop more effective strategies for generating and organizing their ideas, finding and evaluating research sources, and presenting and revising compositions in a variety of media. 

Through informal dialogue, RWIT tutors assist writers in developing better compositions and more effective composing strategies. A collaboration between the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric, the Library, and Academic Computing, RWIT brings together faculty, administrators, staff, and students to focus on the art and science of composition.

Our Services

Through our peer-to-peer tutoring, Writing Assistance Program, and Education & Outreach Team, RWIT offers help in the following areas:

  • Composing multimedia projects
  • Constructing and organizing arguments
  • Developing research strategies
  • Formulating a thesis
  • Generating ideas
  • Improving sentence structure, grammar, style, and clarity
  • Outlining drafts
  • Refining drafts
  • Writing in all disciplines
  • Writing creatively

Our Pedagogy and Values

RWIT tutors help all students with the composing process, regardless of proficiency, academic concentration, or year of study. Through dialogue, tutors offer students constructive feedback on their papers and help them develop more effective composing strategies.

We believe successful tutors are skilled writers who demonstrate a sincere interest in talking with peers about their writing. Tutors possess the interpersonal skills to assist students with diverse backgrounds and writing proficiencies; know the rules of grammar and understand the conventions of academic writing; and can discuss composition in different media, including academic papers, research projects, multimedia compositions, and creative writing.

RWIT Student Staff

RWIT tutors are skilled writers hailing from all academic disciplines. Tutors prepare for tutoring by attending a rigorous training program and pursue ongoing training throughout their RWIT careers. Tutors take pride in their professionalism, approachability, and knowledge. You can learn more about our tutors on our staff page.