Academic Writing Centre

Academic Writing Centre:

At various stages in your academic career, you will inevitably face times when the bar is being raised in terms of your written work. Perhaps you are transitioning from second to third level, advancing in your studies, or facing into writing an assignment or dissertation for the first time? Perhaps you are a postgraduate student seeking help with preparing an article for publication or writing up your research findings or maybe you have returned to education for the first time in many years and are struggling to get started on an assignment? Or, you might simply be worried about writing or want to push your grades up by honing your writing skills and improving your approach to writing? If this sounds like you, then the Academic Writing Centre is here to help.

Who we are:

The Academic Writing Centre (AWC) at AIT is a resource dedicated to improving students’ performance and confidence in all areas of academic writing. We strive for excellence in every aspect of our engagement with students in the centre. Our Academic Writing Tutor, Emer Connolly, oversees the running of the AWC, in collaboration with colleagues across all of the academic disciplines represented at AIT.



What we do:
We offer a range of services and supports pertaining to academic writing. These supports are available as workshops or individual tutorials. We cannot write your essay for you, but we can help with practical strategies to facilitate your work.



How we can help you:

We can help you with elements of essay writing including but not limited to, effective note-taking, critical reading, essay planning, structuring your arguments and editing skills. While we cannot write or proofread your essay for you, we can equip you with the skills you need to get the job done. We can also help with the practical formatting and IT skills elements of preparing an assignment for submission. If you are struggling to get started with an essay, or just need some guidance on systems of citation, we are here to help. Make sure to visit us in plenty of time in advance of your submission date to ensure the best possible result.

Where we are:

We are centrally located in the main canteen, on the corner opposite the card office and just a few steps away from the library. We have a dedicated space that is conducive to
group learning, while also offering privacy for one-to-one instruction. The office of the Academic Writing Tutor is just around the corner from the Academic Writing Centre Tutorial Room and operates a drop-in facility at scheduled times (see Writing Skills page on Moodle for details).

Contact us/Book a slot:

Online booking system: YellowSchedule.com/booking/academic_writing_centre

Call in to the Academic Writing Tutor during scheduled hours

Contact us on social media: Facebook

Email: academicwritingcentre@ait.ie