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Academic Writing Centre

What is AWC?

**The AWC is now closed, but we will be back soon.  Due to a generous grant provided by the Dean of Students, Dr Michelle Millar, we will be able to open for six weeks from 1 July for special workshops, write-in sessions, and one-on-one consultations.  
During this time, the manager of the AWC will also work on a study exploring the connection between writing challenges and student retention. This is the second step in the intervention project to support student retention designed by the AWC with the support of Dr Kathy Reilly, Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies) College of Arts. **

The AWC offers free one-on-one tutorials on essay writing for NUIG students. Last year, AWC tutors helped over 500 students to overcome recurrent problems with grammar, punctuation, spelling, and essay structure.

We consider good academic writing to be a crucial skill, one that is not acquired easily. The AWC offers help and encouragement along the way. Everyone is welcome, regardless of level of experience or grade average.  AWC tutors work with new entrants, final year students, and postgraduates alike.

The AWC is located on Floor 2, in the James Hardiman Library. 

Opening Hours

Monday                               18:00 - 20:00
Tuesday                               11:00 - 13:00 and 18:00 - 20:00
Wednesday                       11:00 - 13:00 and 18:00 - 20:00
Thursday                            11:00 - 13:00 and 16:00 - 18:00

 Support of Irish-language writing is available on Monday and Tuesday evenings (18:00 - 20:00) 
*Bíonn tacaíocht do scríbhneoireacht trí Ghaeilge ar fáil Dé Luain (18.00-20.00) agus Dé Máirt (18.00-20.00)

To get the best out of your session, bring your written work with you. Some students bring completed assignments; others bring rough drafts or notes; past assignments are also acceptable.  An AWC tutor will identify your areas of improvement and set you on the track for becoming a better writer. You can also visit the AWC if you have trouble starting your essay or choosing your essay topic.

Please note that the AWC is not an editing or proofreading service. We cannot do the work for you. We are here to help you do your work better.

The AWC also offers group workshops and an online course. Check out our website, for the book of the month, feature of the month, faculty recommendations, video tutorials, and other links. We would love to hear your thoughts on our film, The Night of the Living Deadlines.   

Exam Preparation

Left studying a little late? Fallen behind? Here are a few highlights and tips from a workshop we ran earlier this month:  Procrastination Workshop Presentation








Ruppo-Malone, Irina

Academic Writing Centre Manager
Tel: +353 91495697