Writers’ Circle meets Tuesdays from 1pm–2pm in Van Til, Room 5, unless otherwise noted.
Essential WTS Skills: Time Management. A hands-on workshop on building a reading list, using your calendar effectively, and learning about useful time management apps.
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1–2pm, Van Til Rm. 5
Essential WTS Skills: Becoming a Demanding Reader. Learn to read actively to understand the author’s argument, point of view, and distinctiveness.
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1–2pm, Van Til Rm. 5
Essential WTS Skills: Writing Essay Exams. Essay exams can be daunting, but prepare for midterms (and even finals!) ahead of time by sharpening your test-taking strategies.
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1-2pm, Van Til Rm. 5
NT 311 Epistles & Revelation: Sample Paper Review. Review the sample paper for the NT 311 assignment.
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1–2pm, Van Til Rm. 5
Great Theological Writers: John Henry Newman. Explore the writings of John Henry Newman and the lessons to be learned for your own writing and ministry.
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1–2pm, Van Til Rm. 5
PT/ST 211 Doctrine of Church Paper. Learn about the expectations and requirements for the PT/ST 211 paper assignment.
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 1–2pm, Van Til Rm. 5
The AP 101 Paper. Learn how to represent the opposing viewpoint clearly and accurately, articulate and critique presuppositions, and present Christian truth effectively.
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1–2pm, Van Til Rm. 5
OT 311 Prophets: Sample Paper Review. Review sample papers from OT 311 to identify how to structure the paper, evaluate evidence, and make interpretive decisions.
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1–2pm, Van Til Rm. 5
OTHT 1: Writing the Exegetical Paper. Learn about the writing skills required for the commentary and exposition sections of the OTHT 1 paper assignment.
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1–2pm, Van Til Rm. 5
The Pastor and the Pen. Rick Phillips, PCA pastor and prolific author, discusses writing in pastoral ministry and offers insight on serving the church and engaging culture with the written word. Lunch will be provided
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 1–2pm, Van Til Rm. 2
PHD/THM PROGRAM SCHEDULE
Roundtables offer advanced graduate students the opportunity to interact with faculty on contemporary issues and academic concerns, dinner included. The following roundtables are scheduled for Fall 2014:
Integrating Disciplines, with Dr. Poythress
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 6–8pm, Machen Lounge and Craig Room
The Pastor-Scholar Writing in Ministry, with Dr. Rick Phillips
Thursday, Nov. 20, 6–8pm, Machen Lounge and Craig Room
In the PhD/ThM forum, students deliver papers and receive feedback from their peers. Its purpose is to help students gain experience presenting their work in a conference-style setting. Feedback can help the writer improve content and clarify ideas before submitting for courses or for publication.
Dates: Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 14. Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m. Location: Van Til, Room 6
To schedule a paper, please e-mail a copy of the paper with a 100-word abstract (or just the abstract if the paper is not yet complete) to Todd at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the date you would like to deliver the paper and, if necessary, your preferred time slot (2:00-3:00 or 3:00-4:00).
This fall, Readers' Group will meet on Thursdays, at 1:00 p.m. in the Craig Room to discuss King Lear by William Shakespeare. All are welcome. Please bring your lunch. For more information, email Leslie Altena at email@example.com.