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Academic Writing Centre

Student Learning Development offers a variety of writing services for all Trinity College students to help them develop their academic writing skills. Students of all levels and abilities, even the very high achievers, often need support and/or advice to achieve their best; SLD can give that support.

The Academic Writing Centre in Trinity College Dublin is run by Student Learning Development and offers the following:

UG Academic Writing Clinic

The Undergraduate Writing Clinic offers individual, 30-minute, drop-in consultations for Undergraduate students. Students are invited to attend for support with writing strategies in areas such as essay/thesis/reflective writing, structuring, critical thinking & writing and referencing. Click for more information.

PG Shut Up & Write Café

The Shut Up and Write Café allows Postgraduates from all disciplines to get together to write for 1.5 hours within a structured framework and also enjoy a cup of coffee. These groups are facilitated by a member of the SLD team. Click for more information.

Writing Skills Workshops

We run a wide range of FREE workshops for Undergraduates and Postgraduates. These are based on proven strategies to help students improve their performance. Workshop topics include essay writing, thesis writing, literature reviewing and many more. Click for more information.

Individual Appointments

SLD offers individual learning consultations to all students. These may focus on any issue related to academic study that you wish to improve upon including study and organisational strategies, academic writing, examination preparation and presentation skills or any other issues you are facing. Click for more information.

Writing Resources online on Blackboard

The SLD Blackboard module has been developed to provide resources 24/7. The module contains audio and video files, downloadable documents as well as interactive websites and useful links on topics such as Essay Writing, Critical Thinking, Thesis Writing, Exam Skills, Literature Reviewing and much more. Click for more information.

'Write Right' Event for Undergraduates

Write Right is an annual assignment-writing event for Undergraduate students. SLD collaborates with Trinity College lecturers, Library staff, and the Education Officer from the Students Union (SU) to deliver a programme which incorporates a mixture of workshops and talks, with the aim of providing students with information and opportunity to improve their assignment writing skills. Click for more information.