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Workshops and Seminars

You can now view our schedule and book your place in our workshops here:

Writing Centre offers a range of workshops/seminars on different topics. These workshops are well attended and they help students to think about their writing and to discuss their writing practices.

Writing Centre has provided the following workshops so far:

  • Writing in College - What's Different?
  • Essay Structure
  • Approaching Essay Questions
  • Planning and Structure: Managing Your Writing and Research
  • Editing and Proofreading
  • Thesis Editing and Revision Strategies
  • Reading Analytically
  • Reading for Your Thesis
  • Thesis Statement
  • Developing an Argument
  • Academic Phrasing
  • Writing Habits (for PhD students)
  • How to Write a Literature Review Without Melting Down
  • Literature Review: Research, Purpose, Structure
  • Writing in Law
  • Writing Analytically
  • Writing Solid Academic Essays
  • Writing for Academic Journals
  • Am I Plagiarising?
  • Using Secondary Sources
  • The Why and How of Referencing
  • Quoting and Paraphrasing
  • Referencing: Harvard Style
  • Referencing: MLA Style
  • How to Write a Sentence
  • Descriptive vs Analytical Writing
  • How to Give a Good Presentation
  • Exam Prep for Essay Type Questions
  • Peer Editing Workshop
  • Overcoming Writing Anxiety for Exams and Essays
  • Writing and Editing Your Abstract
  • Paragraph Structure and Sentence Function
  • Right Here, Write Now (undergrad writing group)
  • WOW - Write on Wednesday (postgraduate writing group) 
  • Conventions of Writing (for International students)
  • Improving Phrasing and Verb Choice: Defending Against Zombie Writing
  • Reflective Writing
  • Integrating Quotations
  • Moving Up a Level: Common Pitfalls in Writing and How to Avoid Them
  • Revising and Editing Draft Papers
  • Understanding and Writing Abstracts
  • Demystifying the Research Article: How to Evaluate and Write About Journal Articles
  • Getting Over Procrastination and Writer's Block
  • A Technical Writing Crash Course
  • The Path to Approaching Your Essay Question and Getting Started
  • How to Make Your Paragraphs Work 
  • Writing Personal Statements

New workshops are frequently introduced and are advertised on Facebook, Twitter, and on the website.

Check out this space regularly to get notifications on new workshops.

Contact UCD Writing Centre

James Joyce Library, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 7777 | E: writing.centre@ucd.ie / zeljka.doljanin@ucd.ie |

Writing Centre location: Link Space 2, James Joyce Library