BUSPH Education Office Writing Assistance Program,
Writing Assistance is available for novice and experienced writers for the Summer 2013 semester beginning on Monday, May 20.
Make an appointment by contacting Alexandra at
. The last day to receive writing assistance for Summer 2013 is Friday, August 30.
MPH and MS degree candidates can receive FREE writing assistance for any SPH course writing assignment up to two times.* Come prepared to describe how the writing assistant can help you with your assignment. Ask us how to count writing appointment toward your “How-To” Practicum requirement!
Contact: Alexandra May, Tutor Coordinator
, Tel: 617-414-1416
*Students cannot receive assistance for Culminating Experiences or masters theses
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 review the BUSPH Plagiarism Tutorial Website. The brief tutorial offers examples of common types of plagiarism, tips on how to avoid plagiarizing, and guidelines for proper academic citation.
When you get to the Tutorials page of the Alumni Medical Library website, select Plagiarism Tutorial, located in the Public Health Plagiarism Resources section. The next step is to login with your BU Username and Kerberos password. You will then be asked to enter your first name, last name, and BU ID number – this is to ensure that each student has completed the tutorial. The tutorial will then automatically begin.
After reviewing the tutorial, should you have any questions regarding plagiarism, please contact the Alumni Library reference desk at
or (617) 638-4228, Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, or stop by the desk, which is located on the 12th floor, facing the library entrance.
Spring Writing Course
A BUSPH Writing Course, taught by Professor Carol Pineiro (from the CRC), meets on Fridays in the spring on the SPH 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
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 resources available:
The Writing Process: A Fresh View - online workshop by William DeJong, PhD, Dept of Community and Health Sciences
BUSPH Faculty Member - Lucy Honig's Writing Resource Guide
The Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
Florida Community College Podcast: Writing Research Papers