Writing Support

Graduate students have access to a wide array of services that support all stages of the academic writing and presentation process.

Support for Native Speakers of English

If you are a native speaker of English, please consult one of our graduate peer tutors at The Student Center for Research, Writing, and Information Technology (RWIT).

At RWIT, graduate peer tutors can help you develop more effective strategies for generating and organizing your ideas, finding and evaluating research sources, and presenting and revising compositions in a variety of media. The graduate tutors are available to assist graduate students of any discipline with the academic communication process.

Support for Non-Native Speakers of English

Writing Support for International Graduate Students

Are you an International Graduate Student looking for support with a writing project?

During the Winter and Spring terms this year, International Graduate Students may request a one-on-one appointment with Hannah Jung, a Staff Writing Consultant at RWIT.

How to make an appointment?
To make an appointment with Hannah, simply send her an email with the following information:

  • Your name and academic program
  • The nature of the work you'd like help with
  • Your availability for a meeting in the next 5-7 days (last-minute requests will be difficult to fulfill)

Hannah will respond and set up a time to meet, should it be possible. Hannah also has a few pre-scheduled hours at the RWIT center (Berry 183). You can search for her by using our online scheduler (rwit.dartmouth.edu), but keep in mind that the undergraduate tutors you may see listed on the schedule cannot work with you.

What kind of support can you receive?
Hannah cannot copyedit your materials, however, she can work with you on developing strategies to improve the polish and coherence of your written work. If you're working on an article, a thesis, a conference talk, a grant proposal, or just about any other kind of academic writing, she's a valuable resource.

Who is Hannah Jung?
Born in South Korea, Hannah spent half her life in the U.S. In 2015, she graduated Cum Laude from Dartmouth College, where she studied Sociology and English with a concentration in Creative Writing. At RWIT, Dartmouth’s student writing center, Hannah served as Tutor, Writing Assistant and Thesis Tutor for three years. She also completed the Summer Institute in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. In 2015 she was awarded the Class of 1962 Excellence in Peer Tutoring Award. Hannah spent the year following as UN Advocacy Fellow at Human Rights Watch in Geneva and New York. She also speaks Korean, Chinese and French.

Books for the Struggling Dissertation Writer

  • Bolker, Joan. Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis (1998) (For great tips on time management and overcoming writer’s block)
  • Feak, Christine, Swales, John M. Academic Writing for Graduate School: Essential Tasks and Skills (Michigan Series in English for Academic & Professional Purposes, 2012) (Provides great input on style and grammar, and offers some good writing exercises)
  • Glasman-Deal, Hilary. Science Research Writing for Non-Native Speakers ofEnglish (2010) (A must-read for any international graduate student in the sciences)
  • Hacker, Diana, Marcy Carbajal Van Horn, and Nancy I. Sommers. A Writer's Reference with Resources for Multilingual Writers and ESL (2011) (Great chapter on ESL grammar issues – indispensable for editing your documents)
  • Williams, Joseph M., and Joseph Bizup. Style: The Basics of Clarity and Grace (2015) (Great general handbook on good writing any type of text)

To receive book suggestions tailored to your needs, please send Melina an email and consult the Research Guidelines for your discipline. Also don’t miss out on the opportunity to see your subject librarian for any questions surrounding your research, proper citation, and your discipline’s writing conventions.