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Lauren Brodsky

Lecturer in Public Policy


This class supports students writing a masters thesis project for a specific client and is tailored for MPP2 students working on PAEs.  The course teaches strong analysis, structure, formatting, and style.   We will deconstruct examples of superior and poor long format policy analysis papers to understand what goes into great policy writing and what to avoid. Students will have an opportunity to present their work, gaining valuable feedback from classmates ahead of PAE due dates. They will also receive individual conference feedback with the instructor throughout the module, with a focus on client relationships, visual aids, and strategies for persuasive writing. Students working with a partner on their PAE are encouraged to join the class, with or without their writing partner.

Every course in the DPI communications series assumes a fluency with the English language. Attendance at first class required.