Seminary Syllabus Strategy #4: A Study Plan for Each Major Exam

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Similar to creating a writing plan for papers, you should block out dedicated study time for major exams. viagra soft tabs canada If you do this now, at the beginning of the semester (and stick to your schedule), then you won’t be pinched to find time to study. It’s pretty simple: Reserve study blocks beginning about a week before the …

Seminary Syllabus Strategy #3: A Writing Plan for Every Major Paper

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Seminary will give you plenty of practice writing papers. By the time I graduated with my M.Div, I could easily write ten pages about nothing. (Some would allege that my sermons are exactly that…but I digress.) Writing papers on the scale that seminary requires can be daunting if you haven’t done it before. Ten page and fifteen page papers are …

Seminary Syllabus Strategy #2: Start Reading Now

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Seminary involves a LOT of reading. At the beginning of the semester, you typically have more open time. Seize it! Use it to read ahead now, and then when the first wave of papers is due, you won’t be so rushed. There may be some classes you can read ahead in more easily. Look over your assigned reading, and decide …

Seminary Syllabus Strategy #1: Get It In Your Calendar

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The first week of seminary is over, and looming ahead are due dates for reading, papers and tests. You know this because you should have a syllabus for each class, which contains all the assignments you’ll need to complete this semester and their due dates. This is awesome. It’s a time management bonanza. If you take a few moments to …

Tips for a Productive Day at Seminary

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Of all the subject areas we address here at SSG, one I’m really passionate about is time management. Here’s a baker’s dozen of my favorite tips for daily productivity. Get up early. Sleeping in is fun, but should be an occasional treat.  Jesus’ example of early rising is worthy of imitation.  (Trouble getting up early?) Eat breakfast.  Kick start the …

Your Seminary Isn’t Responsible For Your Education

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Your seminary isn’t responsible for your education.  You are. In the past week, I’ve had the chance to visit with a few current and just-graduated seminarians, and some of their observations have been strikingly similar: The seminary environment is too academic. The assigned readings are too long, and not really related to the subject matter. If I do everything they …