Undergraduate Sessions

Please Note: RWIT Sessions are held exclusively online until further notice.

At RWIT, you can meet one-on-one with an undergraduate tutor to discuss a paper, research project, or multimedia assignment. Tutors use a facilitative, rather than directive, approach in engaging writers in an active dialogue about their work. Whether you are brainstorming, drafting, or polishing, our tutors can provide feedback that will help you create final products of which you can be proud.

How to Schedule a Session

RWIT will operate remotely until it is feasible and safe to renew face-to-face tutoring. In the meantime, students can book sessions using the directions below to reserve a one-hour block with a tutor. Sessions will be held via Zoom video call or (when a student is unable to participate in a video call) a google doc shared with the students' Dartmouth account. Students who book sessions will receive an email with information about joining their video call.

Before they make their first appointment, students should review What to Expect at a Session, How to Prepare for a Session, and the policies listed below.

First-time clients, register yourself in the RWIT system:

  • Visit the RWIT Online Database.
  • Select "Log In."
  • Please register an account in our system by: 1) selecting your status as either an Undergraduate, Graduate, Faculty, or Staff member, and 2) entering your major and minor information, if known.
  • You will be sent to the homepage where there are two tabs, "Home" and "Sessions."
  • Follow the instructions below to schedule an appointment.

Schedule an appointment:

  • Log in to the RWIT Online Database.
  • Select the "Sessions" tab near the top of the page.
  • There will be two tabs on the right-hand side of the page directing you to two options for scheduling an appointment: "Reserve Session by Tutor" or "Reserve Session by Date."
  • Select the desired tab and follow the steps to reserve a Session.
  • Your scheduled appointment will be confirmed via email, and will also be displayed on your "Sessions" page.

Asynchronous Feedback

RWIT will offers asynchronous feedback as an alternative to live sessions in the 2020-2021 year. This service makes RWIT more accessible to all students, removing barriers for students with limited internet access or who live in distant time zones. 

Asynchronous feedback process:

  1. A student submits a request (via the form below), uploading material they want to share with the tutor and information about their needs.
  2. A tutor spends their regularly scheduled tutoring shift reviewing that material and writing feedback.
  3. The student receives an email from the tutor with a link to the written feedback. 

We will accept requests submitted through the form below, where a student can explain their project requirements (like an assignment), upload drafted material, indicate a desired date to receive feedback, and offer guidance to the tutor about the most pressing needs or questions. Tutors will respond to these submissions on a first come, first served basis during academic terms. In periods of high demand, we may not be able to fulfill every request by the date requested. 

The request form: RWIT Asynchronous Session Request Form.


Cancellation Policy

To cancel an appointment, use the RWIT Online Database.  Please note: You cannot cancel or schedule appointments via Blitz. You must use the database.

If you cannot make a session you've booked, please cancel as soon as you can to free the session for others. If you cancel fewer than two hours before your session is scheduled to begin more than once in a term, you will lose your ability to book an appointment in advance for that term.    

No-Show Policy

If you miss a scheduled session, the system will automatically place your account on "Warned" status. If you miss a second scheduled appointment, the system will ban you from booking appointments the rest of the term.