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. Our mission is to help students communicate gospel truths clearly and effectively.
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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. Upload your paper in any portion of the writing process to receive some feedback. Submissions sent within 48 hours of a due date will not be able to be reviewed by the Writing Center. Please allow at least 2—3 week days for your paper’s review.

Submit your paper for online review by one of our Writing Experts.

 

 

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Meet with a Writing Expert

The Writing Center assists writers of all levels and reviews papers in all stages of development. You may request an appointment outside of regular posted hours if needed by emailing us. Get one-on-one writing coaching by scheduling an appointment here.

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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.

Information

Location and Hours

Writing Center – Boyce Library, Room 225
Appointments available via Zoom or in person.

Fall 2021 Hours

Monday: 9:00am-1:00pm

Tuesday: 11:00am-4:00pm

Wednesday: 11:00am-4:00pm

Thursday: 11:00am-4:00pm

Friday: 11:00am-4:00pm

Email writingcenter@sbts.edu to schedule an appointment outside of our regular hours.

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 2021

Workshop Title location description leader Session

Crash Course in Southern Seminary Formatting

  Crismon Hall Learn more about how to navigate SBTS style and how to efficiently use Writing Center templates.

Torey Teer

Thurs Aug 26

1:00p-2:00p

Book Reviews

  Crismon Hall Learn how to write quality book reviews, including sections like critical evaluations, per the SBTS Manual of Style.

Dr. Alisha Biler

Wed Sept 1

11:00a-12:00p

How to Write Position Papers (Part 1 and 2)

  Crismon Hall Learn how to write Part 1 and Part 2 of the Position Papers (formerly, known as QEP) for Systematic Theology I, II, and III.

Torey Teer

Thurs Sept 9

1:00p-2:00p

Exegetical Papers and Citing Scripture

  Crismon Hall Learn more about how to follow SBTS style when including Scripture citations in your exegetical papers.

Nick Campbell

Wed Sept 15

11:00a-12:00p

10 Tips for Writing More Effectively

  Crismon Hall Learn ten writing tips for paper form, content, and structure.

Torey Teer

Thurs Sept 23

1:00p-2:00p

Help with Advanced SBTS Formatting Issues

  Crismon Hall Learn best practices for some more complicated formatting issues you may run into when writing.

Torey Teer

Thurs Sept 30

1:00p-2:00p

How to Integrate Research Into Your Paragraphs

Crismon Hall Learn a time-tested approach to paragraph form, content, and structure especially for incorporating research into your paragraphs.

Dr. Alisha Biler

Wed Oct 13

11:00a-12:00p

Boyce Professor Panel

  Crismon Hall Learn some key insight from Boyce professors Dr. Tyler Flatt, Dr. Timothy Kleiser, Dr. Oren Martin, and Dr. Melissa Tucker.

Matthew Harper

Friday Oct 29

11:00a-12:00p

Publishing for Doctoral Students

  Crismon Hall Learn best practices for publishing as a student in doctoral studies.

Torey Teer

Thurs Oct 21

1:00p-2:00p

Introduction and Conclusions

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

Torey Teer

Thurs Oct 28

1:00p-2:00p

The Craft of Writing

  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.

Nick Campbell

Wed Nov 3

11:00a-12:00p

Refining Sentences for Clarity and Precision

  Crismon Hall Learn how to improve your writing on the sentence level.

Dr. Alisha Biler

Wed Nov 10

11:00a-12:00p