Writing at Dartmouth

Our first-year writing courses—WRIT 5 and WRIT 2-3—provide a foundation for the liberal arts by introducing students to critical writing. Critical writing is a practice of thinking by means of which ideas are discovered, examined, compared, evaluated, refined, and promoted. The Writing Program oversees the first-year seminar courses, which are taught in departments and programs throughout the College. Our first-year courses prepare students to engage fully with their intellectual work in every discipline.

History of Writing Support

Throughout its many incarnations, the aim of the Writing Center has been to provide peer-to-peer instruction that enhances Dartmouth students' intellectual work at every stage of their thinking, research, and composing processes.

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