UTHealth School of Public Health has compiled a list of schools and online resources that provide writing instruction to enhance or improve your writing skills.
PDF versions of each guide and MS Word documents for each template are included below:
2. The Penn State Graduate Writing Center has also developed several resources related to writing conference, dissertation, and thesis proposals.
PDF and PPT versions of relevant workshops are included below:
The Office of Academic Affairs & Student Services at UTHealth School of Public Health hosts the following seminars to help facilitate student research.
1. IRB Basics Seminar: This seminar will help to demystify the process for obtaining IRB approval on your written culminating experience, thesis, or dissertation project.
2. Research Proposal Development Seminar: This seminar will help you identify a research project, assemble your research committee, and prepare your research proposal.
These online guides explain how to read a scientific article:
The following resources are specifically designed to help you improve your scientific writing skills.
1. Lectures/online courses/video tutorials on scientific writing:
2. Guides/handbooks/handouts on scientific writing skills:
3. Celia M. Elliot, a science writer/technical editor in the Department of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has compiled several "Resources for Proposal Writers" (e.g., "Writing Winning Proposals: The Heilmeier Catechism") and "Resources for Technical Writers and Students" (e.g., "Revising Technical Manuscripts to Improve Coherence, Clarity & Conciseness").
Not to be confused with scientific writing -- which is technical writing about science for scientists or other specialists -- science writing is popular writing about science for general readers. Science writers play a critical role by "translating" scientific expertise for non-scientists and non-specialists, that is, by contextualizing, interpreting, and explaining science to inform the lay public.
The following Web sites focus on science writing, and those related to awards periodically provide samples from winners and finalists:
Essential resources for writing and publishing health research are provided by the Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research (EQUATOR) Network.
The following reporting guidelines may be particularly relevant to public health students:
1. For economic evaluations: Consolidated Health Economic Evaluation Reporting Standards (CHEERS) Statement
3. For qualitative studies: SRQR: Standards for Reporting Qualitative Research: A Synthesis of Recommendations and COREQ: Consolidated Criteria for Reporting Qualitative Research (COREQ): A 32-item Checklist for Interviews and Focus Groups
4. For randomised trials: CONSORT 2010 Statement: Updated Guidelines for Reporting Parallel Group Randomised Trials
5. For systematic reviews: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses: The PRISMA Statement
For more handouts on writing than the eye can see and the brain contain, visit the following websites: