The Writing Center
The mission of the Writing Center is to equip Wesley seminarians for the rigors of critical thinking, active reading, and expository writing for theological education. In collaboration with Wesley faculty across the curriculum, our goal is to develop writers to succeed in courses, publish
in the academy, in parish ministry, and as public theologians.
Discover and use academic writing helps in the WRITER'S SWAG BAG. Accessible online and when Writing Center staff is unavailable, you may find these tools most helpful to avert writer's block, revise drafts, develop academic vocabulary, and avoid plagiarism.
"Academic Writing for Seminarians"
Course to develop critical thinking, active reading, and academic writing skills.
"Writing for Ministry"
Course to produce theological and spiritual content for publication.
Virtual Writing Tutor
Jan 25, 2020 | 1-4p | Elderdice
This workshop is OPEN TO ALL Wesley students to learn about available online writing resources through the Writing Center; and includes an extended tutorial on using the Virtual Writing Tutor accessed through the Writer's Swag Bag.
Masters Thesis Workshop:
Plan, Organize, Complete
For Graduating MTS Students Only | Jan 25, 2020 | 9a-Noon | Boardroom | You must also self-enroll in the Blackboard Community:
WC-100-2020S: Masters Thesis Workshop 2020. Content covered in Bb will not be repeated during the workshop.
Ethos, Logos, Pathos
The Writing Center:
- does not edit by revising or correcting content. However, we teach you how to self-edit using print and online academic writing tools.
- does proofread to direct you to understand the assignment, online grammar helps, and Chicago style guide for academic writing.
- is a support for your success. Your careful and timely adherence to the syllabi guarantees your success!
Writing Center faculty extends one opportunity for students to revise a paper which fails the plagiarism identification software programmed into Blackboard. We elect to regard the first and sole failure as a teachable moment. However, repeat and blatant instances of plagiarism will be reported to the Dean for disciplinary action. Besides, you don't have to plagiarize--you're too smart for that!
To receive suggestions from the Writing Center Director to improve style and readability:
- Email your paper from your Wesley email as an attachment in .doc or .docx to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Within 72 hours (not including weekends), you will receive suggested revision helps available in the Writer's Swag Bag.
- Papers will be reviewed in-queue: first come, first served.
NOTE: It is your responsibility to submit your papers into your professors on time--even if your paper falls in cue after the due date.
Writing Center Director
Rev. Raedorah C. Stewart, MA is Director of the Writing Center and Adjunct Professor. Whether reciting poetry, preaching sermons, or presenting academic papers, Stewart demonstrates passion for Gospel messaging and acumen as a writer, copy editor, and lecturer. She brings energized vision for revitalizing the Writing Center to support the rigors of critical thinking, analytical reading, and expository writing for theological studies; as well as, for creating a virtual tool kit accessible by seminarians throughout our local and global academic consortium. [more]