5 questions for a health professional about writing in English
Jérôme is a doctor temporarily working back at home in France. He doesn’t have to write in English at the moment but wants to maintain his momentum.
- How do you feel about writing in English?
I worked so hard to get my IELTS 7 in writing and now I’m worried about losing the progress I made.
- What’s the hardest thing about writing in English?
Currently there’s no need for me to write in English, so it’s difficult to be motivated.
- How do you overcome this?
My English coach suggested speedwriting about interesting patients and diseases. So most days I spend 7 minutes writing about one of my cases and email it to my coach and get feedback from her.
- What are your writing goals?
In the future I have to write patient reports in English. I want to be able to write easily. I don’t want that stressed feeling when I’m sitting in front of a screen and don’t know how to start writing.
- What’s your advice for others who need to write in English?
If you’re serious, then find a coach who can help you stay motivated and give you feedback. That has helped me the most.
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© Christina Wielgolawski