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The UCC Skills Centre will be operating with reduced capacity over the Summer Months.
For this reason, we will no longer be holding virtual Drop-in Zones, the Calculation Centre or Come Study with Us. If you are looking to develop your academic skills over the Summer and would like to discuss your studies/ writing with a Skills Centre tutor, you can fill out the form below. Through here, you can book an appointment with a Skills Centre tutor.
Before booking a one-to-one appointment, we ask that you read the Writing Clinic Guidelines and Academic Study Coaching Guidelines so you can come to the Skills Centre virtual appointment fully prepared. All of our appointments are currently online and deliverered virtually, if you are unsure how to use Google Meet or Teams for online group sessions, please view the following Google Meet and Teams Platform training. You can also check out our Minute Methods video on Netiquette: The do's and don'ts of Online Communication.
Asynchronous 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. Please note, this option does not involve 'live' engagement, but one of our tutors will review your writing and provide you with some helpful feedback on how you can improve your academic writing.
- Students will have the limit of submitting approximately 1,000 words to be reviewed for each given upload. Do not worry, if your assignment word count is above 1,000 words, you may submit section's you would like reviewed. Your assignment does not have to be the final draft!
- Please also note that students will be restricted to availing of this service three times a month.
- 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.
- We do not cover referencing. The staff in the Boole Library would be happy to help you with this, you can find more information on their website by clicking here. We also recommend that you contact your department for the specific referencing style booklet.
- 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.
- Please include the essay question/title in your submission. This allows the tutor to give more focused feedback as it identifies the context of your academic work.