7 Academic Writing Centre

Learning Objectives

In this chapter you will learn

  • About NUI 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 is located on Floor 2, in the James Hardiman Library.

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 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

Get in touch with the AWC at academicwritingcentre@universityofgalway.ie


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