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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 https://www.pts.edu/Center-for-Writing-and-Learning-Support, or stop by Dr. Overton's office (Long Hall 219) for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Writing and Research Books
Quality Research Papers by
Call Number: BL41 .V94 2014
Publication Date: 2014-02-11
This updated third edition of Quality Research Papers gives improvements and added material for such things as the expanding field of online research and doing church-related research in a professional manner. Because so many new developments have taken place in the field of research, especially in terms of electronic research, this handy reference explores the ways to do research on the internet, including how to document such research. Quality Research Papers offers great opportunities to students today to determine which resources can be used and which should be rejected.
Research Strategies (6th Ed.) by
Call Number: Z710 .B22 2017
Publication Date: 2017
Online resources have given us access to more knowledge than ever before. We're buried in data, and defining what is and what is not genuine information becomes more of a challenge all the time. In this fifth edition of Research Strategies, author William Badke helps you make sense of all of the available information, shows you how to navigate and discern it, and details how to use it to your advantage to become a better researcher.
The Craft of Research by
Call Number: Q180.55.M4 B66 2008
Publication Date: 2008-04-15
The Craft of Research explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim; how to anticipate the reservations of readers and to respond to them appropriately; and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question, "So what?" The third edition includes an expanded discussion of the essential early stages of a research task: planning and drafting a paper.
A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Ninth Edition by
Call Number: LB2369 .T8 2018
Publication Date: 2018-04-16
This new edition of A Manual for Writers filters decades of expertise into modern standards. While previous editions incorporated digital forms of research and writing, this edition goes even further to build information literacy, recognizing that most students will be doing their work largely or entirely online and on screens. Chapters include updated advice on finding, evaluating, and citing a wide range of digital sources and also recognize the evolving use of software for citation management, graphics, and paper format and submission. The ninth edition is fully aligned with the recently released Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, as well as with the latest edition of The Craft of Research.
Writing Theology Well 2nd Edition by
Call Number: BR44 .Y34 2015
Publication Date: 2015-09-24
A working guide for students conducting theological writing and research on theology and biblical studies courses, this book integrates the disciplines of writing, rhetoric, and theology, to provide a standard text for the teaching and mentoring of writing across the theological curriculum.As a theological rhetoric, it also encourages excellence in theological writing in the public domain by helping to equip students for their wider vocations as writers, preachers, and communicators in a variety of ministerial and professional contexts.
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.