The Center for Writing and Learning Support provides direct writing and learning support to all students in a constructive and enriching atmosphere.
Services for Doctor of Ministry Students
- Work with you to generate ideas, develop a thesis statement, and begin researching for a major paper or your doctoral paper.
- Support your revising and editing process by giving you feedback on your writing at the word level, the sentence level, the paragraph level, chapter level, and the overall paper level.
- Help you refine your course paper or doctoral paper following the Chicago/Turabian style and our additional PTS formatting requirements.
- Assist you in practicing good and efficient proofreading skills.
- Aid you in thinking through the rhetorical context in which you write and its effects on your writing.
- Consider with you the many ways in which excellence in writing will be helpful to you after you complete your Doctor of Ministry program!
How the Center Operates
- Offering ongoing individual in-person or online consultations of 25 minutes or 50 minutes.
- Developing and presenting workshops for small groups, as requested by students and/or faculty.
- Hosting a D.M.in Writing Group for those working on doctoral papers.
- Giving presentations in specific classes, as requested by faculty members.
- Providing online resources, such as “How To” guides for various assignments or aspects of the writing process and links to the very best online writing labs and style guides.
- Offering a welcoming and dedicated writing space for all writers.
- Making available a hard-copy library of style manuals and other books for consultation—and links to materials available online.
- Hosting bi-monthly Writers’ Gatherings for everyone who wants to write in solidarity with others.
Where, When, and Who
On-Campus Location: Long Hall 219
Contact: Shan Overton, director of the Center for Writing and Learning Support, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 412-924-1454.