Graduate Sessions

With the support of the Graduate School, the Writing Center 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 with one of our Graduate Tutors.

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 encourage 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. 

Sessions are available in person and online, via Zoom video conference. See instructions below for requesting an appointment. 

Please note that the Writing Center'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 Our Staff page for more information. 

Schedule a Session

Graduate sessions are held in person and remotely, via Zoom video conference. If you schedule online, expect to receive an email with an invitation to a Zoom room after you have scheduled a session. 

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 Writing Center 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. 

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 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.