Writers’ Circle meets Tuesdays from 1pm–2pm in Van Til, Room 5, unless otherwise noted.
Becoming a Demanding Reader. Learn to read actively to understand the author’s argument, point of view, and distinctiveness.
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 1–2pm, Van Til Rm. 5
Study Skills, Note-Taking, and Test Prep. Improve your study habits and develop efficient and purposeful note-taking to prepare for exams and papers.
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1-2pm, Van Til Rm. 5
Great Theological Writing: Valley of Vision. Improve the coherence and symmetry of your writing by learning from the elegant prose of this classic collection of Puritan prayers.
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 1–2pm, Van Til Rm. 5
Writing and the Public Square. David Mills, editor of First Things, discusses the art of writing and editing to engage contemporary issues.
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1–2pm, Carriage House
OT 131 Biblical Theology I: Writing the Paper. Learn about Dr. Green’s expectations for the OT 131 paper assignment.
Tuesday, Oct.15, 1–2pm, Van Til Rm. 5
NT 311 Epistles and Revelation: Sample Paper Review. Review sample papers for NT 311.
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1–2pm, Van Til Rm. 5
The AP 101 Paper. Learn how to represent the opposing viewpoint clearly and accurately, articulate and critique presuppositions, and present Christian truth effectively.
Tuesday, Oct.29, 1–2pm, Van Til Rm. 5
OTHT 1 and Prophets: Sample Paper Review. Review sample papers from OT 211 and 311 to identify how to structure the paper, evaluate evidence, and make interpretive decisions.
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1–2pm, Craig Room
The Pastor and the Pen. Rick Phillips, PCA pastor and prolific author, discusses writing in pastoral ministry and offers insight on serving the church and engaging culture with the written word.
Thursday, Nov. 21, 1–2pm, Carriage House
PHD/THM PROGRAM SCHEDULE
Roundtables offer advanced graduate students the opportunity to interact with faculty on contemporary issues and academic concerns, dinner included. The following roundtables are scheduled for Fall 2013:
Professional Writing and Editing, with Carl Trueman and David Mills, editor of First Things
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 6–8pm
The Pastor-Scholar Writing in Ministry, with Rev. Rick Phillips
Thursday, Nov. 21, 6–8pm
In the PhD/ThM forum, students deliver papers and receive feedback from their peers. Its purpose is to help students gain experience presenting their work in a conference-style setting. Feedback can help the writer improve content and clarify ideas before submitting for courses or for publication.
Dates: Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15. Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m. Location: Van Til, Room 6
To schedule a paper, please e-mail a copy of the paper with a 100-word abstract (or just the abstract if the paper is not yet complete) to Todd at email@example.com. Please indicate the date you would like to deliver the paper and, if necessary, your preferred time slot (2:00-3:00 or 3:00-4:00).
This fall, Readers' Group will meet on Thursdays, beginning September 19, at 1:00 p.m. in the Craig Room to discuss Shakespeare's Othello. All are welcome. Please bring your lunch. For more information, email Leslie Altena at firstname.lastname@example.org.