If you are writing a position paper or a research paper, you need your paper to be formatted with a title page, the appropriate indentation, and the omission of the first page number and addition of a page number on each subsequent page beginning with number one. Click above for the template!
If you are writing a research paper or similar assignment, you need to know how to cite works in the different forms they appear. Examples are provided for works with multiple authors, editors but no authors, and more according to the standards laid out in the SBTS Manual of Style. Each example provided in the Citation Guide lists both an example footnote and example bibliographical reference. Click above to see examples of footnotes and citations!
If you are arguing a position or writing a book review at Boyce College or SBTS, each paper needs to conform to “SBTS style.” Most everything you need to know about formatting your papers you’ll find in this style guide. Why do we need both this style manual and Turabian? Turabian gives general guidelines on many formatting issues, but it doesn’t give specifics. The SBTS Manual of Style explains “how-to” in regard to formatting your papers.
Read the SBTS Citation Quick Guide for help, too. The Quick Guide shows you footnotes and citations in SBTS style and points out some of the most important formatting features. For a digital copy of the SBTS Manual of Style, click above.
If you are writing a book review, you need your paper to be formatted with a title page, the appropriate indentation, and the omission of the first page number and addition of a page number on each subsequent page beginning with number one. You also need to cite the book before writing. Click above for the template!
Periodically, the writing center hosts workshops on writing, reviewing, researching, and other specialized interest areas. When those are hosted throughout the semester, print copies of helpful guides, charts, and resources are handed-out. Click above if you would like a digital version of these free resources!
If you are writing a book review, you need to know how to format your paper and each section properly. Style questions commonly asked are addressed in the guide. Click above for an example of a book review with helpful notes!
If you would like an example of a theology paper, you may view one of three former student examples of theology position papers. Each paper shows strengths and weaknesses through marginal annotations provided by the Writing Center staff. Annotations marked in green provide examples of strong writing, those in yellow highlight writing that is acceptable but open to improvement, and those sections marked in red indicate writing errors to avoid.
If you are a doctoral student, library guides are provided to help with research the prospectus, thesis, or dissertation. Find everything from Andrew Fuller, to Old Testament exegesis, and more. Click above for more resources for writing your papers!
If you are writing a position paper or a book review, your most precise reference is the most recent version of the Chicago Manual of Style, the 17th edition. Click above to browse the Chicago Manual of Style if you are unsure how to cite a particular work!
If you are writing a position paper or a research paper, you need to be thinking about a couple of key concepts. Videos showing how to go about writing a position paper, theological communication, and researching. Click above for more resources for writing your paper!
If you are a doctoral student, research, prospectus, and errata guides are provided to help with writing the prospectus and dissertation. Click above for more resources for writing your papers!