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:
- September 20, 2017: Academic Skills Workshop
- September 26 - October 24: Research and Writing Workshops (see below)
- September 12 - December 14 (two days each week TBA): One-on-One mentoring
ACADEMIC SKILLS WORKSHOP
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 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, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.
SESSION 1 - RESEARCH PROCESS I
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 | Classroom 2
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 II
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017 | Classroom 2
Choosing a topic and developing a thesis. Library and online search strategies for finding sources. Evaluating sources for credibility and relevance.
SESSION 3 – WRITING I
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017 | Classroom 2
Developing a provisional outline. Understanding issues. Analyzing and interacting with source materials. Taking a position and developing good arguments.
SESSION 4 – WRITING II
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017 | Classroom 2
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 – ZOTERO*
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017 | Classroom 2
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.).
*This session will be offered if enough students register for the session
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.
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.)
September 12 - December 14
(two days each week TBA)
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: