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New York Theological Seminary is Proud to Offer
Writing For Theological Education
Riverside Church, Room 321
91 Claremont Ave
New York, NY 10027
An intensive Writing for Theology course designed for those who need to sharpen and enhance their writing skills to be more effective in their ministries.
Course Available for June 2018
Classes will be held on Saturday’s from 9:00 am-4:00 pm
on the following dates: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Description and Purpose of Course
Writing for Theology is an intensive writing course designed to give training in the fundamentals of expository and argumentative writing. The main emphasis is on giving students practice in organizing ideas into coherently structured and effective essays, using as a focal point their own unique experiences. Students are encouraged to look deeply into these experiences and to see them from shifting points of view.
In the course, writing is viewed as a means of communication as well as a means of inquiry, a way of thinking. To this end, the course focuses on analyzing the organizational patterns of various modes of writing and of paragraphs in relation to their development of entire essays. Problem-solving strategies for writing and concepts of critical thinking are explored. In addition to an examination of the four basic forms of writing, the research procedure and exegetical approaches are introduced. A study of grammar is incorporated into the study of writing, based on the needs of the students enrolled.
Everyone can benefit from the course, but if you have ever struggled with your writing this is a golden opportunity for you to work on problem areas and build stronger skills. The class is only four weeks long; therefore, it is an intensive course.
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- The Least You Should Know About English, Writing Skills Form B, Tenth Ed. Lyn Uhl Publishers. ISBN-10: 1-4282-3079-3. ISBN-13: 978-1-4282-3079-8
- The American Heritage Dictionary, 3rd Ed. (paperback) Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Inc. ISBN#0-440-21861-6
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