To prepare international students for full success at the seminary, we offer courses in advanced theological writing. The listings below for current courses offered detail the purpose for the course, the availability, and any restrictions in registering. 

PT 031P Advanced Theological Writing I  
Purpose:

  • To review advanced English grammar as it applies to theological English
  • To learn to write clear and effectively organized essays
  • To learn the expectations for writing in various theological genres
  • To learn to avoid plagiarism and use the Westminster citation system correctly
  • To build theological vocabulary

Topics covered include writing in apologetics, systematics, biblical studies, counseling, and church history. Students receive correction of all written assignments for Westminster courses while enrolled in ATW.

Fall and Spring Semesters. Non-credit (class meets two hours per week). Hibbs.

Restrictions: For students required to take ATW. Auditing not permitted.

PT 033P Advanced Theological Writing II  
Purpose:

  • To review and practice the most problematic areas of advanced grammar
  • To build theological vocabulary

Topics covered include analysis of advanced grammar and use of complex grammar in theological writing. Students receive correction of all written assignments for Westminster courses while enrolled in ATW.

Fall and Spring Semesters. Non-credit (class meets two hours per week). Reiley.

Restrictions: For students required to take ATW. Auditing not permitted.

PT 037P Advanced Theological Writing III: Paper Correction
Purpose:

  • To apply knowledge of grammar and writing in WTS course assignments
  • To achieve accuracy, fluency, and complexity in theological writing
  • To build theological vocabulary

Topics covered include how to transfer English grammar and writing skills to a wide range of Westminster course assignments. Students receive correction of all written assignments for Westminster courses while enrolled in ATW.

Fall and Spring Semesters. Non-credit (class meets one hour per week). Altena.

Restrictions: For students required to take ATW. Auditing not permitted.

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