Writing 2 Expectations
In Writing 2, students will commit to the following:
- They will practice writing as discovery
- They will work on crafting an effective thesis
- They will learn to create a sound argumentative structure
- They will engage in peer critique
- They will develop the habit of substantive revision
Writing 2 requires at least three argumentative essays, with revision and pre-writing exercises attached. These assignments increase in complexity as students move from working with single texts, to working with multiple texts.
Writing 3 Expectations
In Writing 3, students will commit to the following:
- They will engage in research
- They will learn citation protocol
- They will practice the elements of style
- They will polish the skills they acquired in Writing 2
- They will attempt alternative, more sophisticated rhetorical strategies
Writing 3 requires at least three essays, one of which is a research paper, produced in phases (annotated bibliography, tentative abstract, thesis and outline, first draft, second draft, and so on).
To achieve the aims of the course, students will want to attend to the following general guidelines:
- Students will read texts carefully and closely, with the aim of formulating questions and assumptions that will yield good academic papers.
- Students will undergo a multiple-draft process of every paper. They will regularly revise their work in response to comments from their instructor, TA, and classmates.
- Students will be active members of class discussions and will participate actively in peer critiques.
- Students will undertake a research project of their own design. They will familiarize themselves with the Dartmouth library system and its resources. They will also learn proper citation protocols. (See Sources.)
- Students will meet with the course TA once a week.
- Students will attend conferences and will observe deadlines and other policies as required by their instructors.
- Students will familiarize themselves with the Dartmouth Honor Code.