The Writing Center

The Writing Center is a free service dedicated to helping members of the Dartmouth community develop more effective strategies for generating and organizing their ideas, finding and evaluating research sources, and presenting and revising written work. Through informal dialogue, Writing Center tutors assist student writers in developing better compositions and more effective composing strategies. 

Location & Hours

The Writing Center is located in Berry 183, where we hold peer-to-peer tutoring for Dartmouth students.

Each term, the Writing Center opens on the first Sunday after classes begin. The last day of regular tutoring is the last day of classes.

Learn more about the Writing Center.

The Writing Assistance Program

The Writing Assistant (WA) program  is a feature of Dartmouth's Writing Center. Writing Assistants are trained undergraduate tutors who are paired with writing-intensive courses, providing students written feedback, face-to-face consultations, and other support on drafts of course projects. Faculty may request a Writing Assistant for any undergraduate course. Inviting a Writing Assistant to collaborate in the teaching of writing will make guided revision a central part of your students' learning experience, provide students with more personalized feedback, and encourage students to access the supportive peer resources at the Writing Center throughout their careers at Dartmouth.

Learn about the Writing Assistant program.

Make an Appointment

If you are a undergraduate student, you can request an appointment by walking into the Writing Center during open hours; if tutors are not already busy with another student, they will meet with you. However, if you would like to guarantee time with a tutor, we recommend that you schedule a session in advance. Learn more about undergraduate sessions.

If you are a graduate student, please visit the Writing Center Graduate Sessions page to learn more about how to secure support for your work. Graduate Peer Tutors are available on a limited basis in the Writing Center, and both Graduate Peer Tutors and Graduate and Postdoctoral Writing Consultants are able to schedule sessions individually upon request.