Academic Writing Centre

Academic Writing Centre

At every stage 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, 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 (A.W.C.) at A.I.T. 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, Dr Rebecca D’Arcy, oversees the running of the A.W.C., in collaboration with colleagues across all of the academic disciplines represented at A.I.T.

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, editing and proofreading skills, etc. While we cannot write or proofread your essay for you, we can quip 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 next door to the A.W.C. and operates a drop-in facility at scheduled times (See Writing Skills page on Moodle for details).

Contact us/Book a slot:

AWC online booking: Moodle

Call in to the Academic Writing Tutor during scheduled hours

Contact us on social media: Facebook

Email: academicwritingcentre@ait.ie