The Seminary Student Writes
By Deborah Core
Deborah Core offers practical guidance for beginning seminary students who feel overwhelmed and under-prepared to write the number and quality of papers their courses require.
The book begins with reflections on writing as a sacred action, then addresses such practical matters as choosing and researching a topic; outlining, drafting, and polishing a paper; and using the proper format for footnotes and bibliography. Also included are sample papers in MLA and Chicago styles and an overview of grammar and usage.
"Deborah Core has done seminarians-and their professors-a timely service in writing this book. Many of those matriculating at seminaries nowadays are commencing second or third careers, and have not written academic papers in decades...Core's book is sensitive to the mind-set of such students and highly practical in its instruction."
—Teaching Theology and Religion
"I heartily applaud this effort to put a practical guide to writing in the hands of seminary students. What this book does so well is blend sage advice and practical tips with an awareness of how writing is an expression of our Christian faith. This book replaces our stereotype of writing as a burden with the refreshing image of writing as a gift from God."
—Jane McAvoy, Lexington Theological Seminary