Writing Workshops & Resources
Books on Writing
How to Read a Book, Mortimer Adler and Charles van Doren
The Seminary Student Writes, Deborah Core
Elements of Style, William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White
Elements of Grammar, Margaret Shertzer
Writing Theology Well: A Rhetoric for Theological and Biblical Writers, Lucretia B. Yaghjian
Style and Citation Guides
A Manual for Writers, Kate Turabian
The SBL Handbook of Style, Patrick H. Alexander, ed.
Online Writing Resources
Emory University Writing Center
The Emory University Writing Center is not intended to provide Candler students with personal instruction and consultation. However, their website has resources for grammar, writing and ESL issues.
Louisville Seminary Online Writing Lab
Includes not only advice about how to write better, but also extensive handouts and information on other academic skills, from note-taking to test preparation. Its orientation toward students of theology makes it an excellent resource. Also includes help with the Presbyterian ordination exams.
Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)
This amazing and extensive site includes guidance about every stage of the writing process. Its depth of grammatical resources is particularly impressive. Also includes tutorials on writing for specific fields, although (sadly) not for theological writing.
Duke Divinity School
One of the best divinity school writing centers around. Includes resources on writing, grammar and research.
Critical Writing at the University of Pennsylvania
Links to help with grammar and writing style. Click the plus-sign box on "Online Resources" to see what's available. The site even includes the lyrics to the Schoolhouse Rock songs you may remember from Saturday morning TV!
Diana Hacker's Rules for Writers
Based on a popular series of books, this unique site offers online quizzes on writing and grammar; click on "Electronic Writing Exercises" or "Electronic Grammar Exercises" and see how well you do!