“Concise, precise, and complete”

By Fernanda Zamboni, School of Engineering, University of Limerick   Hello everyone, My name is Fernanda and I am an international student here at UL. Currently, I am doing a PhD in Biomedical Engineering. In this post, I will try to tell you the problems that I encounter when I am writing. However, hopefully, I … Continue reading “Concise, precise, and complete”

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My Love/Hate relationship with writing

By Roisin O'Donoghue I have a complicated relationship with the written word. I mean, I love writing about things that I know and care about whether it’s a comment on a Facebook post or blog post about university. However, because there are so many different types of writing, there are many ways to feel about it. … Continue reading My Love/Hate relationship with writing

How a bit of procrastination helped me to get the right motivation

By Gianni Angelini, Professional Technical Writer and Masters Student. So, finally the game is over: I did it! I worked out how to accomplish my first Masters research report! If I look backward, here's what I see: one week of procrastination, one week of gathering data and thinking about what to write, and one week … Continue reading How a bit of procrastination helped me to get the right motivation

False friends can be your best friends: a game for English learners

By Gianni Angelini, Professional Technical Writer and Masters student. "Push forward!", that's what the Language course director told me the last day of the academic English writing course. It was just the end of last August, and I was trying to win my fears about not being able to engage in academic writing during the … Continue reading False friends can be your best friends: a game for English learners

Starting an Essay… Eventually: Tackling Small Goals to Tackle the Big Goal

By Rachel Helgeson, 2nd year student. I consider myself a writer. But the hardest thing for me to do is to start writing. It’s taken me a good few days just to start this article. I’d bet you’d expect that someone who calls themselves a writer would actually enjoy the idea of receiving a new … Continue reading Starting an Essay… Eventually: Tackling Small Goals to Tackle the Big Goal

When is a title a tail wagging a dog?

By Lawrence Cleary, Co- director, Regional Writing Centre, UL. Is there anything more frustrating than conjuring a title that communicates everything you want it to communicate? It seems that most of the online wisdom about coming up with a good title is from bloggers, an anxiety that appears close to every blogger’s heart. A close … Continue reading When is a title a tail wagging a dog?