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Organizational Timeline

Instructions

Fill in the dates working BACKWARDS from the due date. This will help you to be realistic about the time it will take you to carry out a particular phase of the project. Ask yourself how many days it will take you to complete each stage, making allowances for weekends and other obligations. Suggested times are listed in brackets below. You will see that you need to begin working on your project soon!

Organizational Timeline for an Exegetical Paper

  FINISHED BY

1.  Listen to the passage 
  Asking Questions of Your Text

 
 _________ [30 days before]

2.  Translation 
   Textual variants; OT citations; synoptic relationships
 
 _________ [28 days before]
3.  Primary Analysis       
   Syntax, word study, imagery, context, etc.  

 _________ [24 days before]
4.   Secondary Analysis     
   Survey commentaries and articles on passage 

 _________ [18 days before]

5.  Organizing and Writing  

  • Thesis and Outline          
  • Arrange the notes                        
  • Draft the paper

 
 _________ [15 days before]

 _________ [12 days before]

 _________   [7 days before]

6. Revising     
 _________   [4 days before]
7. Editing & Proofreading  
 _________   [2 days before]
 DUE DATE  _________

 

 

Organizational Timeline for a Biblical-Theological Paper


FINISHED BY

1.  Listen to the passage 
  See Asking Questions of Your Text

 
 _________ [35 days before]

2.  Translation 
   Textual variants; OT citations; synoptic relationships
 
 _________ [33 days before]
3.  Primary Analysis       
   Syntax, word study, imagery, context, etc.  

 _________ [30 days before]
4.   Secondary Analysis     
   Survey commentaries and articles on passage 

 _________ [26 days before]
5.  Finish Exegesis       
   Synthesis of exegetical findings, identification of
   biblical-theological themes 
 

 _________ [24 days before]
6.   Thematic Exploration    
   Full canonical exploration of themes,
   using appropriate Biblical Studies resources


 _________ [18 days before]

7.  Organizing and Writing  

  • Thesis and Outline          
  • Arrange the notes                        
  • Draft the paper

 
 _________ [15 days before]

 _________ [12 days before]

 _________   [7 days before]

8. Revising     
 _________   [4 days before]
7. Editing & Proofreading  
 _________   [2 days before]
 DUE DATE  _________