This course is designed to help Dartmouth writers who feel that they may be underprepared for college academic writing and who may benefit from two-terms of instruction with intensive academic support. Writing 2-3 students receive this support from committed faculty and graduate student teaching assistants trained in writing pedagogy. By committing themselves to a rigorous plan of reading, writing, discussing, researching, conferring, and rewriting, students learn to craft clear, compelling academic arguments and prepare themselves for their future college writing.
- This two-term, two-credit course allows students ample time to improve their writing and to meet with the same professor and teaching assistant for two terms.
- The second term provides thorough instruction in the research process and requires a research paper in the winter term.
- Students take First-Year Seminar in spring term, following completion of Writing 2-3.
- Students meet weekly with their teaching assistant for a 45-minute, one-on-one conference to discuss their writing and address particular writing and research needs.
- Class size is limited to 15 students.
Please note: Because enrollment is limited, a preference for Writing 2-3 cannot always be honored, but students may request to be put on a wait list for the course.
Writing 2-3 for International Students
This section of Writing 2-3 with TA support has all of the features of the course described immediately above, but it is exclusively for international students. Importantly, this is not an ESL grammar course. It is a course for students who might have conducted all or part of their schooling in English or who speak English fluently but have not had the opportunity to write extensively in English and desire a more gradual immersion into academic writing in the context of US higher education.