The Writing Center

The Writing Center prepares students to engage the world skillfully as ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The center offers professional writing assistance to all students free of charge.
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Submit your paper to the Writing Center

More than a simple proof-reading service, the Writing Center seeks to equip students with the tools they need to communicate well.

Please submit one paper at a time. After receiving your paper back, you may submit another.

Please give us 2-3 weekdays to review a paper for you.

 

 

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Helpful Tips and Guides

Find the research and writing resources you need

The Writing Center strives towards making better communicators. We have available to you a page of resources, a master calendar of Writing Center events, a blog that offers writing tips, and more!

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What is The Writing Center?

Become a better writer

Students may bring drafts of any assignment to the Writing Center for help with content or mechanics. Because writing is a process, we welcome students at any stage, from choosing a topic to polishing a final draft.  The Writing Center seeks not only to assist students with specific assignments but also to help them become better writers, able to communicate biblical truth with clarity and power. We also have ample resources for you to use. Need to know how to locate those resources? See this guide.

Appointments

Students may send in papers and questions at any time, and we will respond the next time our writing mentors are working. Also, students can schedule an appointment by completing this form. Walk-ins are also welcome. If you don’t have an appointment, we’re happy to help on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

Meet with a Writing Mentor

To schedule an appointment with a Writing Mentor, fill out the form below.

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Information

Location and Hours

James P. Boyce Library, 2nd Floor, Room 225 or
Boyce College, Sampey Hall, Room 111.

Fall 2019 Hours

Mon.: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.


Tues.: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.


Wed.: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.


Thurs.: 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Fri.: 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Visit the Writing Center for a walk-in writing session. If one of the above times don’t work, email writingcenter@sbts.edu to schedule an on-campus appointment at another time.

Upcoming Workshops

Attending a Writing Center workshop can help you plan and draft a book review, learn how to use the Southern Seminary Manual of Style, and strengthen your research paper, paragraph, or sentence organization. Participate in activities that sharpen your writing and grammar mechanics. Check the schedule below to find one to attend!

 

Fall Workshops 2019

Workshop Title location description leader day date Session A Session B

Writing Quality Book Reviews

  Library, Crismon Hall Introduction to SBTS-style book reviews, including tips for format, organization, and effective writing for each section of your review.

Michael Woodall

Thurs. Sep. 5th 11:30-12:30p 3:30-4:30p

Writing Quality Position Papers (Part 1)

  Library, Crismon Hall Learn how to write Part 1 of the Position Papers (formerly, known as QEP) for Systematic Theology I, II, and III.

Torey Teer

Mon. Sep. 9th 1-2p N/A

Writing Quality Position Papers (Part 1)

  Library, Crismon Hall Learn how to write Part 1 of the Position Papers (formerly, known as QEP) for Systematic Theology I, II, and III.

Torey Teer

Thurs. Sep. 12th N/A 11:30-12:30p

Structure and Spontaneity: Framing a Paper to Help the Reader

  Library, Crismon Hall Spontaneous expression is most powerful within a defined structure. This workshop will help you learn the essentials of structuring a paper so that your research, argument, and personal style can shine.

Michael Woodall

Thurs. Sep. 19th 11:30-12:30p 3:30-4:30p

Keyboards, Characters, and Fonts: Typing in Biblical Languages

  Library, Crismon Hall Learn to use the proper fonts of biblical Greek and Hebrew in your papers.

Charles Loder

Mon. Sep. 23th 1-2p N/A

Molding Mud: How to Craft Effective Academic Paragraphs

  Library, Crismon Hall Learn a time-tested approach to paragraph form, content, and structure.

Michael Woodall

Thurs. Sep. 26th 11:30-12:30p N/A

Keyboards, Characters, and Fonts: Typing in Biblical Languages

  Library, Crismon Hall Learn to use the proper fonts of biblical Greek and Hebrew in your papers.

Charles Loder

Thurs. Sep. 26th N/A 3:30-4:30p

Facts & Footnotes: Putting Your Research to Good Use

  Library, Crismon Hall Come with any questions you have regarding Southern Seminary Manual of Style, how to cite a work, or properly insert a citation into your paper. Come join us in Crimson Hall!

Michael Woodall

Thurs. Oct. 10th 11:30-12:30p 3:30-4:30p

Writing Quality Position Papers (Part 2)

Library, Crismon Hall Learn how to write Part 2 of the Position Papers (formerly, known as QEP) for Systematic Theology I, II, and III.

Torey Teer

Mon. Oct. 14th 1-2p N/A

Writing Quality Position Papers (Part 2)

Library, Crismon Hall Learn how to write Part 2 of the Position Papers (formerly, known as QEP) for Systematic Theology I, II, and III.

Torey Teer

Thurs. Oct. 17th N/A 11:30-12:30p

Intro and Conclusions: How to Effectively Begin and End Your Papers

  Library, Crismon Hall Learn best practices for writing your introduction and conclusion.

Torey Teer

Mon. Oct. 21st 1-2p N/A

Intro and Conclusions: How to Effectively Begin and End Your Papers

  Library, Crismon Hall Learn best practices for writing your introduction and conclusion.

Torey Teer

Thurs. Oct. 24th N/A 11:30-12:30p

Molding Mud: How to Craft Effective Academic Paragraphs

  Library, Crismon Hall Learn a time-tested approach to paragraph form, content, and structure.

Michael Woodall

Thurs. Oct. 24th N/A 3:30-4:30p

The Sentence and How to Use It

  Library, Crismon Hall Learn how to avoid comma splices, fragments, and other common errors, along with more advanced ideas for improving your writing on the sentence level.

Michael Woodall

Thurs. Oct. 31st 11:30-12:30p 3:30-4:30p

Common Writing Errors and Student Q&A

  Library, Crismon Hall Learn how to avoid common errors in writing. Bring questions for a live question-and-response time for Writing Mentors to respond to!

Torey Teer

Mon. Nov. 4th 11:30-12:30p N/A

Common Writing Errors and Student Q&A

  Library, Crismon Hall Learn how to avoid common errors in writing. Bring questions for a live question-and-response time for Writing Mentors to respond to!

Torey Teer

Thurs. Nov. 7th N/A 3:30-4:30p