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The Graduate Writing Lab supports Yale graduate and professional school students, as well as postdoctoral scholars and scientists, to succeed as researchers, writers, and communicators. We address skills and questions that are not usually addressed through coursework and traditional academic training. The GWL regularly holds workshops designed for the needs of Divinity students.
This guide lists resources in a variety of formats that will help students become better writers. Here you will find basic handbooks on grammar, syntax and punctuation, as well as specialized guides to assist in writing a biblical exegesis paper or theology essay. Also included are research guides, style manuals, and information on citation management programs supported by Yale.
These pages will also provide information on how to contact the YDS Writing Tutor, and feature books and articles recommended by faculty members. This site is a work in progress, so don't hesitate to recommend your favorite writing resources!
These six reading strategies will help you make the most of your reading and study time and also prepare you to write papers and essay exams. Try to practice a new strategy every week!
Courtesy of Susan Gilroy, Harvard University Library
How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading by Adler, Mortimer J. and Charles van Doren
Publication Date: 1972
One of the best ways to learn how to write is to READ! This book guides you through the process of learning how to effectively "read" books and articles in preparation for your own research and writing.