Revision Period Rendezvous
Even if you're a brilliant writer like Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss, one of our favorite alums), having another pair of eyes look at your paper is indispensable.
- No. 1
RWIT (Student Center for Research, Writing, Information and Technology)
Even if you're a brilliant writer like Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss, one of our favorite alums), having another pair of eyes look at your paper is indispensable. For my Writing 5 class, I arranged a meeting with a RWIT tutor to go over a draft. He was able to pinpoint mistakes that I frequently made but never noticed. By critiquing my essay, he shed light on some logical junctures in my writing. Not just any Dartmouth student can become an RWIT tutor, only exceptionally skilled writers do.
- No. 2
This is probably a given, but I cannot stress how beneficial office hours are. Not only do you have the chance to clarify areas of confusion, but you can also forge a relationship with your professor. The faculty-student relationship at Dartmouth is quite close -- for instance, every term you have a ‘take your professor to dinner" card where you (and some classmates, if you want to diffuse potential awkwardness) can have dinner at The Pine, a fancy restaurant downtown.
- No. 3
I greatly appreciate how helpful everybody here is. Although it is a competitive academic environment, students are always open to helping one another. I especially noticed that through the Econ 01 study group that I formed with some of my classmates. Because our group is from all parts of the world, we were able to pitch in with our perspectives and enrich our study sessions even more.