Graduate Sessions

With the support of the Graduate School, RWIT offers face-to-face support for graduate students on campus. If you're working on a thesis, an article for publication, a project for a course, application materials, or any other project associated with your academic career, we encourage you to consider making an appointment.

About Graduate Sessions

Graduate Peer Tutors can help you improve your projects, but more importantly, meeting with a tutor can help you gain a more thorough understanding of the academic genres you are practicing, develop greater awareness of your audiences, and develop more flexibility as a writer.

Our tutors will not copyedit your work. They can assist with grammar, style, and formatting, but that support will be aimed at helping you gain independent abilities. If you need copyediting for a project, consider contacting a professional copyeditor (the Editorial Freelancers Association is one resource) and/or contacting your program chair or administrators to inquire about resources for copyediting. 

During the ongoing pandemic, sessions are available only online, via Zoom video conference. See instructions below for requesting an appointment. 

Please note that RWIT's undergraduate tutors are not permitted to work with graduate students.

 

About Graduate Tutors

Most graduate tutors are Graduate Peer Tutors -- fellow graduate students at Dartmouth who have received special training in writing tutoring. Others are staff members or faculty with expertise in writing and writing pedagogy. They come from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. See visit our RWIT Staff page for more information. 

Schedule a Session

During the ongoing pandemic, all sessions will be held remotely, via Zoom video conference. Expect to receive an email with an invitation to a Zoom room after you have scheduled a session. 

We encourage non-international graduate students to request a session in one of two ways:

Option 1

Visit our online scheduler during the fall, winter, and spring terms. Graduate students can sign up and search for appointments by navigating to that url and using their Dartmouth credentials.

Please note that the RWIT schedule is typically unavailable during finals and interim periods. Note also that our graduate tutoring staff in the summer is too small to maintain a weekly schedule. If you need support during a time when the schedule is inactive or you see no available sessions, follow the directions in Option 2 below. 

Option 2

Complete this request form, which asks you to submit information about the following:

  • Your identity and role on campus
  • The nature of your project and needs
  • Your availability
  • Any drafted materials (writing, slides, etc) you would like to share with a tutor

We will reply to your email as soon as we are able; most requests are handled within 24 hours of a form submission. Please note that we are unlikely to fulfill requests sent at the last minute. Contact rwit@dartmouth.edu with questions.

International & Multilingual Graduate Students

Dartmouth international and multilingual graduate students have an additional support resource, our Multilingual Specialist, Besty Tremmel, PhD.

Betsy earned her M.A. in TESOL/Applied Linguistics at Iowa State University and her Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition at UW-Madison, and she has taught academic writing to international graduate students for the past 12 years. She is excited to have the opportunity to work with international graduate students at Dartmouth, and is available to work one-on-one with students on any type of text, whether written or oral.

To set up an appointment, please email Betsy directly at Elizabeth.C.Tremmel@Dartmouth.edu. Describe the nature of your project, the kind of support you need, and your availability for a meeting.

Post-Doctoral Support

RWIT does not currently maintain a separate support service for Postdoctoral Fellows at Dartmouth. However, postdocs may use the graduate-student writing support services if they choose. To do so, simply follow the procedures above, and let your tutor know that you are a postdoc.