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. Please allow at least 2—3 business 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. Be aware that for Fall 2020, we will be conducting all appointments via Zoom. 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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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

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

Writing Center

Fall 2020 Hours

Join us as a walk-up appointment or you may drop-in virtually via Zoom above.

Monday: 9:00am-4:00pm

Tuesday: 9:00am-4:00pm

Wednesday: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Thursday: 9:00am-4:00pm

Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm

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!


Fall Workshops 2020

Workshop Title location description leader Session

Writing Quality Book Reviews

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

Michael Woodall

Thurs Sept 3


Writing Quality Position Papers (Part 1)

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

Torey Teer

Thurs Sept 10


Structure and Spontaneity: Framing a Paper to Help the Reader

  Zoom 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 Sept 17


International Student Writing Workshop

  Zoom Learn tips for improving your advanced academic writing style cross-culturally and resources to help with independent writing.

Dr. Alisha Biler

Thurs Sept 24


Molding Mud: How to Craft Effective Academic Paragraphs

  Zoom Learn a time-tested approach to paragraph form, content, and structure.

Michael Woodall

Thurs Oct 1


Facts & Footnotes: Putting Your Research to Good Use

  Zoom 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 8


Writing Quality Position Papers (Part 2)

Zoom 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 15


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

  Zoom Learn best practices for writing your introduction and conclusion.

Torey Teer

Thurs Oct 22


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

Thurs Oct 29


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

Thurs Nov 5