Dr. Allan Effa
Theological Research & Writing
Taylor Seminary is investing in essential skills-training for our students. Students are urged to take full advantage of the following workshops, programs and mentoring offered by Prof. Joel David. We are committed to your academic success!
A variety of workshops and other resources are available each semester, including the following:
- Sept 21 - Academic Skills Workshop
- Sept. 27-Oct. 25 - Research and Writing Workshops
- Ongoing - One-on-One mentoring
ACADEMIC SKILLS WORKSHOP
Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM | Classroom 1
Jump start your research & writing! The workshop will include guidance on how to take notes, format your papers to exact Taylor / SBL style, read for comprehension, plan & write effective research papers, manage your time efficiently, and more. It includes an overview of essential academic skills such as the research process, time management, reading, note-taking and writing. This introductory workshop is recommended for all students. FREE if you register right away!
THEOLOGICAL RESEARCH & WRITING WORKSHOPS
TUESDAY AFTERNOONS, 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM.
SESSION 1 - READING & NOTE-TAKING
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 | Classroom 1
An overview of the research & writing process. Reading for comprehension and research. Taking well-organized and properly documented notes of class lectures and reading. Time Management.
SESSION 2 – RESEARCH PROCESS I
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2016 | Benke Board Room (upstairs)
Choosing a topic and developing a thesis. Library and online search strategies for finding sources. Evaluating sources for credibility and relevance.
SESSION 3 – RESEARCH PROCESS II
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2016 | Classroom 1
Developing a provisional outline. Understanding issues. Analyzing and interacting with source materials. Taking a position and developing good arguments.
SESSION 4 – ZOTERO
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016 | Classroom 1
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use software tool that can help you collect, organize, and cite your sources in your research papers. Learn how to download, install and begin to use Zotero.
SESSION 5 – WRITING
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2016 | Classroom 1
Writing to think, to organize, and to present. Revising for accuracy, clarity, and style. Documenting and formatting according to the seminary style-guide (SBL 2nd ed.).
WORKSHOP REGISTRATION & COST
To register for any of the above workshops by email: firstname.lastname@example.org Include your name and the workshop you would like to attend. You can register for multiple workshops. Please register right away!
Registration Deadline: Tuesday of the week prior to the workshop you want to attend.
Cost: Free / $25
Free to Taylor students IF you register by the deadline above. After the deadline, the cost is $25.
You can also register online:
PERSONALISED ACADEMIC SKILLS MENTORING
There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.
– Clarence Day
ONE-ON-ONE MENTORING, ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS RE: WRITING GRAMMAR, FORMATTING ETC.
- Writing & Revising
- Referencing & Formatting
- Taylor / SBL Style
FACILITATOR: Rev. Joel David, MTh, PhD (cand.)
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 2:30pm – 5:00pm
Through the Fall semester
Adjunct Faculty Office (in Benke Hall, upstairs)
- Prior appointments preferred
- Walk-ins are welcome
- Request appointment online
- 30 minutes slots
- Up to 1 hour per session
Request appointments and/or register for these workshops online at:
Special Needs and the Church
You are Invited to Join Us for
A Practical, Beautiful, Hopeful Conversation
about Special Needs & the Church
Special needs educator and church consultant Jodi Graff draws on her years of experience with dozens of churches in this practical workshop for pastors, children’s ministry teams, teachers and parents. Come and be inspired and encouraged as we explore how local churches can serve those among us with special needs.
This workshop grew out of the featured story in the Spring/Summer 2016 issue of The Bridge, in which Jodi wrote an article about how churches can serve and include those with special needs. You can read that article (and the rest of the magazine) online for free here.
SPECIAL NEEDS & THE CHURCH, featuring Jodi Graff
DATE: November 19, 2016
TIME: 9:30 AM -- 12 Noon
LOCATION: Taylor Seminary (11525 -- 23 Avenue, Edmonton)
COST: $20 per person
Registration will be open shortly; click the link below to be notified when details are fully confirmed.