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

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 copy edit your work. They can assist with grammar, style, and formatting, but that support will be aimed at helping you gain independent abilities. 

Sessions are exclusively face-to-face. Once you've met with a tutor for the first time, you can choose to ask tutors to prepare for a subsequent meeting by reading drafts of your materials. Please keep in mind that tutors will be unable to read very long documents in their entirety in preparation for a single session.

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

About Graduate Tutors

Some graduate tutors are Graduate Peer Tutors -- fellow graduate students at Dartmouth who have received special training in writing tutoring. Others are staff members with expertise in writing and writing pedagogy. They come from diverse disciplinary backgrounds.

Schedule 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 UNET ID and password.

The system does not automatically discriminate between graduate and undergraduate users. In order to avoid mistakenly enrolling in a session with an undergraduate tutor, follow this procedure:

  • Login to RWIT Online Database (during the fall, winter, and spring terms only).
  • Select the "Sessions" tab near the top of the page.
  • Select the "Reserve Session by Tutor" option.
  • Look for the "(GRADS ONLY)" tag next to tutors' names.

If you don't see any available appointments with "(GRADS ONLY)," follow the instructions for 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

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 [email protected] with questions or comments.

International & Multilingual Graduate Students

We are happy to welcome a new faculty resource for international grad
students: Betsy Tremmel, Ph.D.

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
[email protected]. 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.