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PC450 Pastoral Listening & Communication Skills: Writing and Research Tools

Course guide for PC 450 Pastoral Listening & Communication Skills

Center for Writing and Learning Support

The Center for Writing and Learning Support offers students "individual and small group consultations both online and in-person, writing workshops about general writing issues or those particular to a specific class assignment, handouts on aspects of the writing process, links to helpful websites and bibliographic resources, bi-monthly Writers’ Gatherings, and much more."

Visit the Center's website at, or stop by Dr. Overton's office (Long Hall 219) for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Citation Information


In general, papers here at PTS require Turabian style citations, using Kate Turabian's A Manual for Writer's of Research Papers, 9th Ed. The Turabian guide is essentially an abbreviated, student-specific manual based on The Chicago Manual of Style (currently on it's 17th edition), which can also be used as an alternative.



While not the predominant style at PTS, SBL (Society of Biblical Literature) style may be required in specific classes. It can be found in THE SBL Handbook of Style, 2nd Ed.

Writing and Research Books

What Is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is essentially when you copy a piece of writing from someone else and present it as your own work. Plagiarism is not allowed at PTS (or any academic institution). The following Internet resources provide more information, and can help to further clarify this important issue.