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Writing Center: About The Writing Center

Writing Center Information

The Margaret H. Kluttz Writing Center at Hood Theological Seminary provides resources, services, and support to enhance the writing skills of our students. Though the Writing Center may correct some punctuation, grammar, and make suggestions about content, we are unable to provide editing/proofing to an entire paper to completely eliminate mistakes. However, if students are interested, resources that assist with editing and proofing their papers can be provided to them.

*When preparing for a session (1) be sure to allow enough time for us to review your work and have it back to you before the due date, (2) use resources to self-edit your paper, (3) send your paper at least 24 hours before your appointment, and (4) be sure to provide specific details about what area you'd like us to pay close attention to during our review of your assignment.

View Our List Of Services Below...



Books appointments by email or phone. 

Services That Are Provided Cover The Following Areas:

  • Topic Formation
  • Thesis Statement
  • Organizing Ideas 
  • Brainstorming
  • Supporting Paragraphs
  • Introducing Quotes
  • Citation The Bible
  • Avoiding Plagiarism
  • Finding Resources
  • Transitional Phrases
  • Paper Layout (Formatting)
  • Turabian Style
  • Summarizing/Paraphrasing
  • Footnotes & Bibliography



  • Each student is permitted on-on-one consultations that are 30-45 minutes per week or a 3 page (MDiv), 5 page (Dmin) email review per week, per student.
  • Video or phone consultations are available. These sessions are recommended if you have specific questions and would like more feedback on your paper vs. an email review.
  • Each paper can only be reviewed once.
  • Walk-ins are welcome; however, paper drop-offs are not permitted.
  • Schedule appointments by phone, email, or in person.
  • All students must provide a specific issue they need assistance with in their paper/assignment. 
  • All revisions will be completed with Microsoft Word.

Services That Are NOT Provided

  • Proofing of an entire paper to find every instance of:
    • ​punctuation errors

    • grammatical errors

    • misspelled words

    • formatting errors

  • However, we can provide resources to help you in those areas.