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.

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.

Get one-on-one writing coaching by scheduling a virtual appointment.

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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.

Meet Writing Experts Virtually

Due to the pandemic, we cannot offer time for students to drop-in to our office on the campus of SBTS. However, students may virtually drop-in to the Writing Center, even without an appointment. We are able to assist writers of all levels with questions and reviews portions of papers in all draft stages.

Get one-on-one writing coaching by dropping in virtually via Zoom. Writing Center Hours are below.



Location and Hours

Online Writing Center

Summer 2020 Hours (May 18—August 14)

COVID 19 has prevented us from meeting with you in person; however, we are glad to meet with you for a scheduled virtual appointment or you may drop-in virtually via Zoom above.

Monday: 9:00am-7:00pm

Tuesday: 9:00am-7:00pm

Wednesday: 9:00am-7:00pm

Thursday: 9:00am-7:00pm

Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm

Virtual appointments are welcome during our regular hours.
Email 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!
NOTE: After March 9th, all workshops will be hosted remotely via ZOOM.


Spring Workshops 2020

Workshop Title location description leader day date Session A Session B

How to Write with SBTS Style

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

Torey Teer

Thurs Jan 23


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 Jan 23


Writing Quality Book Reviews

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

Michael Woodall

Wed Jan 29


Thurs Jan 30


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 Feb 3


Thurs Feb 6


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

Wed Feb 12


Thurs Feb 13


International Student Writing Workshop

  Library, Crismon Hall Learn tips for improving your advanced academic writing style cross-culturally and resources to help with independent writing.

Dr. Alisha Biler

Mon Feb 17


Molding Mud: How to Craft Effective Academic Paragraphs

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

Michael Woodall

Wed Feb 19


Thurs Mar 19


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

Wed Mar 4


Thurs Mar 5


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 Mar 9



All Workshops Moving Online

  Zoom All workshops here forward during the remainder of the semester will be delivered via Zoom and then accessible later on the YouTube channel.


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

  Zoom Learn best practices for writing your introduction and conclusion.

Torey Teer

Mon March 16


Thurs March 19


The Sentence and How to Use It

  Zoom 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

Wed Mar 25


Thurs Mar 26


Common Writing Errors and Student Q&A

  Zoom 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 April 6