6 Academic Writing Centre

Learning Objectives

In this chapter you will learn

  • About University of Galway’s Academic Writing Centre and how to engage with it

The Academic Writing Centre (AWC) provides one-on-one tutorials and email consultations on essay writing. These are free and available to everyone, regardless of experience or grade average.  The AWC also supports student writing through workshops, modules, and competitions.

The AWC is located on Floor 2 of the Library.  You can find the opening hours on the Centre’s website, available at the link below.  You can simply drop in during opening hours, there is no need to make an appointment.

Academic Writing Centre Website

Meet Ira from the AWC and get an introduction to the service

The AWC offers help in the following areas

  • Brainstorming your essay topic and outline
  • Structuring an argument
  • Developing a thesis statement
  • Improving sentence structure and punctuation
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Editing and proofreading techniques

What the AWC doesn’t do

  • We don’t do the work for you, but we do support you in becoming a better writer
  • We don’t work as proofreaders, but we can teach you to proofread your own work
  • We do not assess essays or comment on grades they received
  • We do not judge anyone for any writing issues

Contact the AWC

You can contact the AWC by dropping in, or get in touch via email at: academicwritingcentre@universityofgalway.ie

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