Public Health Writing.

Writing As Practice and Process

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Deliberate Practice Approach

Building confidence in your ability to convey your ideas entails frequent writing, constructive feedback, and revision; understanding your strengths and limitations; developing strategies for building on your strengths; and adapting your writing style and process to meet the expectations of your readers. At its best, this is a constant learning process, applying lessons learned from the feedback you receive on the paper you just turned in to the one you will write next week, next month, next semester. You can embrace this challenge by thinking of all the writing you do as deliberate practice.

Embrace the Public Health Writing Challenge

Everyone – no matter how experienced, confident, or anxious you are about your writing – benefits from taking a deliberate practice approach. Writing is difficult. We all struggle. We all need feedback. And we all need to revise. The process has few shortcuts. But working hard at it has many rewards.

Upcoming Events

Faculty & Staff Writing Community
AY 23/24 Dates: Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1, Jan 12, , Feb 2, March 1, April 5, May 3 Time: 11 AM-12:15 PM. Meeting ID: 960 0343 3859 Passcode: 067545

Recorded Events

Introduction to Public Health Writing. Facilitated by Jennifer Beard. Useful tips for new MPH students, writing for a public audience with a clear purpose, tips for improving clarity and being more concise, overview of BUSPH Writing Resources.

Paraphrasing & Citing Sources: A Public Health Writing Workshop. Facilitated by Jennifer Beard & Kristen Sheridan. Learn about Public Health Writing Resource Center, using Zotero to manage your sources, and checking the originality of your language using Turnitin Draft Coach.

Introduction to Analytical Writing in Public Health. Tutorial by Professor Jennifer Schlezinger. Created for students working on the determinants & strategies project in PH720, but useful for all public health writers.

Library Research for Public Health Projects. Tutorial by Kristen Sheridan, Education & Information Services Librarian at the BUMC Alumni Medical Library. September 14, 2022.

Teaching Public Health: Writing and Communication, A Public Health Conversation held on June 23.2022. Featured speakers: Jennifer Beard, Rose Anna Kaczmarcik, Ashley King, Sara Mackenzie, Xiaoli Nan, Kasisomayajula Viswanath.

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