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Academic Writing Centre
Workshops: we meet once a week. Details for the meetings are announced here https://library.nuigalway.ie/digitalscholarship/eventsandtraining/ , on the Hardiblog, and on Twitter (@AwcNuig).
Our summer intervention is part of the project, Retention and Writing at NUIG, generously funded by the Student Project Fund.
We provide one-on-one tutorials on essay writing. These are free and available to everyone, regardless of level of experience or grade average.
We also support student writing through workshops, modules, and competitions.
We offer help in the following areas:
What we don't do:
We are currently open online! To book an appointment, email AcademicWritingCentre@nuigalway.ie.
The AWC is located on Floor 2, in the James Hardiman Library.
Typical Opening Hours (please note that the library is currently closed due to COVID-19)
Monday 11:00 - 13:00 and 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 (priority slot for students on the Access programme) and 18:00 - 20:00
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)
During term time, you can drop into the AWC between 11:00 - 13:00 and 18:00 - 20:00 every day except Friday nights and weekends.
To book a session, email AcademicWritingCentre@nuigalway.ie.
To get the most 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.
Help for Irish-Language Writing
Contact us for information on Irish-Language support: AcademicWritingCentre@nuigalway.ie
Help for English as a Second Language Students
There is a saying that academic English is nobody's first language. Expressing complex ideas in a second language can be especially difficult. Some challenges particular to ESL students may include the use of definite and indefinite articles, correct word usage, and sentence structure. We can also show you how to take advantage of your linguistic knowledge and to use translation as an editing tool.
A session at the AWC can also suit advanced learners of English who require more instruction, but whose level is too high for language classes.