The Master’s Seminary 2020-2021 | Style Guide: A Guide to Turabian’s Manual for Writers is a concise reference guide to properly preparing documents according to the seminary’s academic writing requirements in all academic programs (DipTh, BTh, MDiv, ThM, PhD, DMin). The guide follows, but also amends the style and formatting requirements in Kate L. Turabian’s A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers (9th ed., 2018). There are many formatting particulars specifically approved by the faculty of The Master’s Seminary which go beyond Turabian standards.
This guide contains four main chapters: general formatting requirements for academic papers; source citation; style and grammar guidelines; how to use proper argumentation in an academic paper. Additionally, the following appendices are included: list of abbreviations; common writing problems categorized for grading purposes; thesis and dissertation formatting requirements. Finally, the Style Guide includes a ready-to-use Bibliography of several common titles per category of work.
Last updated May, 2020.