Student Handbook This link allows you to view or download the Student Handbook .pdf file.

WRS Research Paper Template This link automatically downloads the Microsoft Word .dotx template file.

WRS Style Guide This link allows you to view or download the Western Reformed Seminary Style Guide .pdf file.

  SBL Student Supplement 

This link allows you to view or download the SBL Student Supplement .pdf file.

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Academic writing in theology and religion

Cover Art From Topic to Thesis by Michael Kibbe
ISBN: 9780830851317
Publication Date: 2015-12-31
This affordable and accessible tool walks students through the process, focusing on five steps: finding direction, gathering sources, understanding issues, entering discussion and establishing a position. Its goal is to take students directly from a research assignment to a research argument--in other words, from topic to thesis. 
Cover Art Quality Research Papers by Nancy Jean Vyhmeister; Terry Dwain Robertson 
ISBN: 9780310514022
Publication Date: 2014-02-11
This updated third edition of Quality Research Papers --fast becoming a standard reference textbook for writing research papers in the fields of religion and theology--gives improvements and added material for such things as the expanding field of online research and doing church-related research in a professional manner.
 The Seminary Student Writes by Deborah Core 
ISBN: 0827234473
Publication Date: 2000
An introductory manual for those new to seminary study. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and  Dissertations, Ninth Edition: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers  (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing): 9780226430577:  Turabian, Kate L., Booth, Wayne Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, current edition
The elements of style | White, Strunk, E.B. White. The Elements of Style, 4th. ed. New York: Longman, 1998.
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