My First Semester Shock, or Seminarians Without Chests

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I approached seminary with many of the common illusions seminary students have. I thought it would be a spiritually vibrant and intense time, full of people who were overflowing with passion for Christ. Boy was I surprised. My first semester, I enrolled in Hebrew class, like many beginning M.Div.-ers. I made friends with some other young single guys in the …

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 …