Grammar and Punctuation

Proper grammar, sentence structure and paragraph structure are essential and indispensable in life, especially in academic research. Without proper grammar, effective communication is diminished. The Skills Centre Grammar sessions will take your grammar and language skills to a new level. The Skills Centre Tutors will deconstruct words, sentences and whole paragraphs with you. You will be shown how to rebuild the sentences so that your arguments make sense.

Transitions and connecting words will become your new best friends. In addition, you will learn communication etiquette. You will know how to communicate properly with your lecturers and advisers ensuring the best possible outcomes for you.

The Grammar and Punctuation sessions are delivered over two hours. This is split into 2 x 1-hour sessions. You can book them separately, but we advise that you book sessions 1 and 2 at the same time to make sure you have secured your seat.  

Additional sessions, such as Sentence Structure, Paragraph Structure, Building an Argument, How to Write an Essay and Unpacking the Question will help you approach your assignments with confidence and ease.

Is this session not on the skills sessions timetable? Would you or a group be interested in attending this session, but the Skills Centre is currently not offering it? Let us know! We would be happy to know what session students look forward to the most, so the Skills Centre can cater to all of your academic needs, simply email us about the sessions you or a group would like to attend.



Check out our downloadable handouts on Grammar & Punctuation!

These downloadable handouts cover important guidelines for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. 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!

Check out the full suite of resources here.

Watch our Grammar & Punctuation related Gimme Two Minutes Videos!

The Skills Centre 'Gimme Two Minutes' video series, available for viewing on YouTube, focuses on very basic concepts related to the academic writing and preparation skills, delivered by the University College Cork Skills Centre in a short and visual format. These videos can be used as self-learning tools and give you a taste of what sessions and workshops the Skills Centre offers to UCC students.