Virtual Writing Clinic Service

Virtual Writing Clinics & Asynchronous Writing Support

Virtual Writing Clinics & Asynchronous Writing Support

Skills Centre Virtual Writing Clinics Service

The Skills Centre is now offering a virtual writing clinic service to UCC students who would like to avail of our services via the internet! We are proud to provide a responsive and dedicated service to UCC students. You can now book Skills Centre Virtual Writing Clinics and meet with our tutors to discuss your academic work via Google Meet. Students have the option to either engage with us synchronously or asynchronously.   

If you would like to find out more about our writing clinic service please visit our one-to-one appointment guidelines here

The Skills Centre will also have academic writing and study resources that will available online in the coming weeks. These resources are based on common questions about academic writing, general skills and research, exam preparation and specific assignments within your course. When availing of these resources, they will help you unlock YOUR Potential! 

Below you will find many options the Skills Centre has available for you. 

Virtual Writing Clinic

If you would prefer the option of synchronous writing support with a tutor, you can book a virtual writing clinic through the yellow button below. The writing clinic will take place through Google Meet. You can pick a time through our booking form below, at which you would like a one-to-one video call or voice call with one of our skilled tutors.  If you have any queries please email us at skillscentre@ucc.ie , we are currently not available by phone. 

Once your appointment has been confirmed, you will receive an email with further instructions on accessing Google Meet at the time of your appointment has been booked  

  • You can book up to two one-to-one appointments per month and they each run for 30-minutes. When you meet with our tutors, they can go through what is most suitable for you and determine if follow up appointments or sessions are needed. 
  • When preparing for your remote writing clinic, we ask that you have the work you would like reviewed open on your pc/laptop, whether it is finished or incomplete.  
  • Please note, we do not offer a proofreading service. In writing clinics, our tutors/advisors will work with you to address the key areas of concern in your work to help redraft and refine your assignment. However, our Editing and Proofreading resources will give you the skills needed to edit your own material. 
  • The Skills Centre will help you explore academic writing and the structure which will help you maximise your marks. It does not cover content or any subject specific information. For content-related information, you should approach lecturer/department/ tutor.  

 

Feedback on Essay Structure & Style

The Skills Centre offers UCC students personalised feedback on essay structure & style, and other queries you may have. You will have the option to upload the work you would like reviewed by a tutor at a later point in time, through the link below. The tutor will review your writing and provide you with some helpful feedback and tips on how you can improve your academic writing structure and style 

Please note, for our feedback on essay structure & style, students will have the limit of submitting approximately 1,000 words to be reviewed for each given upload. Please also note that students will be restricted to availing of this service twice a month. Do not worry, if your assignment word count is above 1,000 wordsyou may submit the section that you would like to be reviewed.  Your assignment does not have to be the final draft! 

  • Remember, we do not offer a proofreading service. In writing clinics, our tutors/advisors will work with you to address the key areas of concern in your work to help redraft and refine your assignment. However, our Editing and Proofreading resources will give you the skills needed to edit your own material. 
  • The Skills Centre will help you explore academic writing and the structure which will help you maximise your marks. It does not cover content or any subject specific information. For content-related information, you should approach lecturer/department/ tutor.  

Virtual Drop-in Zone: Every Thursday from 2pm to 3pm!

Do you have any questions that you would like to ask one of our Skills Centre tutors? Well now you can visit our virtual drop-in zone every Thursday from 2pm to 3pm starting the 26th of March! This virtual drop-in zone gives students the opportunity to ask a Skills Centre's tutor all about any queries they may have related to academic writing, study strategies and approaches! You can tell us what you would like help with, and we will try our best to find a skill session or resource that meets your needs. 

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