The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric provides a variety of support for undergraduate students and graduate students who use English as an additional language, and for faculty members working with students who use English as an additional language.
Undergraduate students seeking advice on writing should visit our online writing materials, and take advantage of the services provided by RWIT.RWIT (the Student Center for Research, Writing, and Information Technology) offers support to all students seeking to improve their writing. To make an appointment (and to learn more about this valuable service) visit the RWIT website.
At Dartmouth, multilingual graduate students have a unique and valuable resource: the support of a multilingual writing specialist. Dr. Michelle Cox, a scholar in multilingual writing and rhetoric, is available to provide support on:
While Dr. Cox does not edit students' writing or provide grammar exercises, meeting with Dr. Cox to review a draft of your work will help you become a more adept and fluent English user.
To make an appointment, contact Dr. Cox at least 24 hours before your desired meeting time at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students may request a one-time conference or regular conferences (weekly or biweekly). Conferences are held in Baker 205 and generally last 60 minutes. Dr. Cox offers two types of conferences:
Writing conferences: During writing conferences, Dr. Cox helps students move through the process of writing, focusing on the students' questions and concerns. You may meet with the multilingual specialist at any point in the writing process – from brainstorming, to drafting, to finalizing a draft. Dr. Cox does not edit students' writing, but helps students learn to identify and edit grammatical issues in their own writing. For writing conferences, be sure to bring:
Oral presentation conferences: During oral presentation conferences, Dr. Cox helps students communicate more effectively to the audience. You may meet with Dr. Cox at any point in the process – from preparing a conference proposal, to drafting (whether it be in the form of an outline, a paper, PowerPoint slides, or a poster), to practicing delivery. For oral presentation conferences, be sure to bring:
For faculty working with graduate students who use English as an additional language, Dr. Michelle Cox is available to:
Last Updated: 12/5/12