Public Health Writing Program
SPH degree candidates can receive free writing assistance twice for each SPH course writing assignment. Come prepared to describe how the writing assistant can help you with your assignment. MPH students, ask us how to count a writing appointment toward your “How-To” Practicum requirement! Please note: Students cannot receive assistance for Culminating Experiences or master’s theses.
Writing appointments are available for novice and experienced writers for the fall 2013 semester from Monday, September 16 until Monday, December 16.
The Public Health Writing Program’s office hours are:
- Mondays 1–7 p.m.
- Tuesdays 1–4 p.m.
- Wednesdays 1–4 p.m.
- Thursdays 1–7 p.m.
- Additional times are available upon request.
Make an appointment using our online request form.
Ask Alexandra May, Educational Resource Coordinator.
Talbot 220 East
As identified in the Boston University School of Public Health Policy on Standards of Academic Honesty and Disciplinary Procedures, plagiarism “includes copying or substantially restating the work of another person without the use of quotation marks or other indication that the words of another have been copied, the use of any written or oral work from which the student has obtained ideas or data without citing the source, or collaborating with another person in an academic endeavor without acknowledging that person’s contribution.”
If you haven’t already done so, please login and complete the SPH Plagiarism Tutorial. Review of this quick and informative electronic presentation is mandatory for all SPH students. The brief tutorial offers examples of common types of plagiarism, tips on how to avoid plagiarizing, and guidelines for proper academic citation. After reviewing the tutorial, should you have any questions regarding plagiarism, please contact the Alumni Library reference desk at email@example.com or 617-638-4228, Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., or stop by the desk, which is located on the 12th floor, facing the library entrance.
A SPH Writing Seminar, taught by Professor Carol Pineiro (from the CRC), meets on Fridays in the spring on the Medical Campus. It is a not-for-credit course that includes class instruction as well as individual tutoring sessions. Interested students should contact Brendan Hoey, Student Services: 617-638-5062 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ERC Writing Center (Charles River Campus)
The ERC Writing Center is designed to assist Boston University students with all aspects of the writing process excluding proofreading and editing. Our writing fellows help students with writing elements such as organization, documentation, and style. During the academic year, writing fellows are available for individual sessions of 40 minutes per session. Appointments may be scheduled two weeks in advance. Three sessions per week are allowed with a maximum of twelve sessions per semester.
Other Writing Resources
Helpful books on writing are available in the Writing Assistant Office, Talbot 219E, for reference.
Other writing resources are available online, including: