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Writing the first biblical exegesis paper or systematic theology paper can be daunting for students coming to these genres for the first time. These books explain what is expected in a theological essay, exegetical paper, or reflection. Some of these guides are quite detailed and require a fair amount of discipline, others provide suggestions for workflow and quick tips.
Nancy Vyhmeister's Quality Research Papers is fast becoming a standard reference textbook for writing research papers in the field of religion and theology. It takes the student from the beginning assignment of a paper through the research phase to the finished paper. This second edition gives improvements and added material for such things as the expanding field of online research and doing church-related research in a professional manner. Resources for doing research are updated throughout the book.
"This resource reviews the basics necessary for good scholarly religious writing, including how to correctly cite texts from various traditions; how to refer to people and rituals properly; and what common grammar, punctuation, and usage errors to avoid."