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Writing Guide

Northwind Theological Seminary has adopted the MLA Style for all required papers in all courses.

The Modern Language Association, the authority on research and writing, takes a fresh look at documenting sources in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. Works are published today in a dizzying range of formats. A book, for example, may be read in print, online, or as an e-book--or perhaps listened to in an audio version. On the Web, modes of publication are regularly invented, combined, and modified. Previous editions of the MLA Handbook provided separate instructions for each format, and additional instructions were required for new formats. In this groundbreaking new edition of its best-selling handbook, the MLA recommends instead one universal set of guidelines, which writers can apply to any type of source.

Shorter and redesigned for easy use, the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook guides writers through the principles behind evaluating sources for their research. It then shows them how to cite sources in their writing and create useful entries for the works-cited list.

More than just a new edition, this is a new MLA style.

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Click on the Citation Machine Image to use the online citation generator.
Be sure to select MLA Style when using the Citation Machine website.
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Click on the Narrative Research in Ministry Textbook Image to order this required textbook for Doctoral Programs.
Reflection Paper Outline   
5-10 Pages
  • Introduction
  • Reflection on the Textbook Topic
  • Reflection on a Textbook Quote
    • Intro Paragraph​
    • Inset Quote
    • Reflection paragraph

      Include as many quotes as needed to complete your reflection on the Textbook.
  • Summary of Textbook implication for ministry
  • Conclusion of Student's Reflection on the textbook topic
Final Paper Outline
10-20 Pages
  • Introduction 
  • Reflection on Topic One
  • Reflection on Topic Two
  • Reflection on Topic Three
  • Reflection on Topic Four
  • Summary of the four Topic Reflections
  • Conclusion presenting the Student's understanding of the Course Content
Research Paper Outline
10-20 Pages
  • Introduction
  • Reflection on Source One
  • Reflection on Source Two
  • Reflection on Source Three
  • Reflection on Source Four

    Include as many additional sources as needed to complete your research on the assigned topic of the course.

     
  • Summary of Source Research
  • Conclusions of Student's Research
Oxford Course Paper Outline
15-30 Pages
  • Introduction of Course Topic
  • Abstract
  • Reflection on Source One
  • Reflection on Source Two
  • Reflection on Source Three
  • Reflection on Source Four

    Include as many additional sources as needed to complete your research on the assigned topic of the course.
     
  • Summary of Source Research
  • Summary of Course Topic implication for ministry
  • Presentation of the Student's new understanding of the Course Topic

Northwind Theological Seminary has adopted the Narrative Research in Ministry approach for all Research Courses and Projects. 

 

We are in a real sense, our stories. Who we are, what we think, and how we act are all shaped by the many large and small stories that make up the discourse embedded in our multi-sensory social experience. It is this postmodern understanding of identity and reality that has prompted the authors to fashion a new way of thinking about doing research in faith communities today, particularly through a Doctor of Ministry program. It is our belief that, in order for faith communities to define themselves and to know what to do in ministry, they must first understand the multiple stories which intersect with a given ministry situation in their specific context.