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Tutoring, Editing, Workshops, Resources
Tutoring Hours - Library room 113:
Monday 12-2pm
Tuesday 12-2pm
Wednesday 11am-1pm

The Writing Center provides free one-on-one tutoring to help students with improving their writing skills, brainstorming topics, organizing ideas, integrating research and resources, and using appropriate grammar and punctuation. 

Office hours:      
Mondays 12-2pm
Tuesdays 12-2pm
Wednesdays 11am-1pm

Writing Center, Library Conference Room 113
Request a Tutoring Session:
Sign up for a half-hour or one-hour appointment using the clipboard outside the Writing Center door.
Free Sessions:
All current students benefit from up to four free hour tutoring sessions per semester. Please bring any materials that you have for your paper such as a syllabus, an assignment sheet, a draft, etc.  For more technical help, see our Editing services.

We have an experienced staff of editors to review individual papers and provide either focused editing (e.g. citations only) or full editing (top to bottom). Editing is offered on an availability basis for $15/hour.

To request editing services, see the
REQUEST EDITING document below or

Please note the following General Guidelines:
Editors need at least 48 hours to edit papers of less than 10 pages, and 72 hours for 10-20 pages. Completion is timed from receipt of request, excluding weekends. Editing requests are received twice a day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon.
International students with F-1 status and students with documented learning disabilities may receive complimentary editing hours.
Please note that the Writing Center primarily serves the Masters programs.  Doctoral students may contact Janet Campbell ( to request referrals for thesis editors.

Request Editing
Request Editing - Fall 2013 (.docx, 98K)
What editors need to know before they can edit your paper.
Writing Center FAQs and Editorial Disclaimer (.docx, 20K)
What you should know about your edited paper.
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Library Paper Requirements

* white
* 20 lb. or 24 lb.
* 25% cotton fiber, acid free
* Southworth paper (Mfr #403C) is recommended 


In the Handout section of this webpage, you can find information on thesis requirements for the Biblical Studies department. Turabian offers some leniency regarding format.  If you would like to consult another handbook for formatting purposes, we recommend the Society of Biblical Literature Handbook of Style.  It is also located in the Handout section of this webpage.    

Tips on Turabian 2013 8thEd-Workshop PPT (.pdf, 4801K)
How-to's for Turabian Manual Style 8th edition -correctly formatting citations. Rvsd 10/8 to correct Lecture citation. Rvsd 11/11 slide #28 Commentaries.
Turabian Manual: Changes from 7th to 8th edition (.pdf, 88K)
List of changes and their section numbers from Turabian 7th ed. (2007) to 8th ed. (2013).
Cover-Title Page Template for Papers (.pdf, 5K)
Template with required contents for a Cover/Title Page
Guidance for Research Papers-Klein (.pdf, 209K)
Guidelines for research papers and Turabian style, prepared by Dr. Klein.
Research and Resources PPT (.ppt, 3463K)
Revised 9/19/13: PowerPoint re: doing research, finding resources, and understanding Bible Commentaries. Live weblinks to EBSCO and library catalog tutorials on YouTube.
Exegesis Made Easy (.pdf, 941K)
Exegesis Made Easy. What is an Exegetical Paper? - Prepared  by Jacki Soister, 2013.
Sample NT512 IBS: 2 Timothy 2:8-13 (.docx, 49K)
Sample NT512 IBS: Titus 3:1-11 (.docx, 103K)
Grammar Basics (.pdf, 510K)
Reviews English grammar e.g. parts of speech, types of clauses, verb forms, articles, conjunctions.
APA Guidelines DenSem Counseling Div. (.docx, 44K)
UPDATED 10/2013 APA Writing Guidelines for the Denver Seminary Counseling Division. DOI info. included. See also the Counseling Dept. webpage.
APA Style - PPT Fall 2013 (.ppt, 497K)
PowerPoint re: using APA Style, presented by Dr. Fred Gingrich, 9/4/13. See also Counseling Dept. webpage.
Denver Seminary Thesis Requirements (.pdf, 30K)
This document explains the requirements for a thesis in biblical studies.
SBL Handbook of Style (.pdf, 900K)
The Society of Biblical Literature provides formatting information pertinent to the MA thesis.
SBL Handbook Supplement (.pdf, 63K)
Doctor of Ministry Thesis Manual (.pdf, 159K)
D.Min. thesis guidelines and formatting requirements.
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