The Writer’s Studio – The Writing Center at Midwestern Seminary & Spurgeon College

Welcome! Our purpose is to equip Midwestern and Spurgeon students with the
resources, tools, and skills they need to become stronger and more confident writers.

  1. Have a question on a common writing, research, or grammar issue?
    Check out our helpful online writing resources.

  2. Still can’t find what you’re looking for?
    E-mail us at We will make every effort to respond within 1-2 business days.

  3. Attend one of our upcoming
    Writing Workshop events.

Upcoming Writing Workshops

Writing workshops are open to Midwestern and Spurgeon students of all levels and programs – graduate and undergraduate. No advance registration is required.

Writing an Effective Exegetical Paper
Mar 18
Formatting Your Paper in Midwestern Style
Apr 15

Online Writing Resources

Writing Studio Handouts

The Writing Process

A brief introduction to the plan/draft/set aside/revise process and how it can improve your writing

Download: The Writing Process

Developing a Strong Thesis Statement

Learn what a thesis statement is, why it’s such a crucial part of academic papers, and where it fits into your paper’s structure. This handout also provides strategies for developing great thesis statements that are both interesting and effective.

Download: Developing a Strong Thesis Statement

Online Resources and Links

This “Tips and Tools” page (put together by University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s Writing Center) has a great collection of handouts on various writing skills and issues, ranging from how to use quotations effectively to evaluating sources to questions of grammar and style.

This webpage, created by Indiana University (IU) Bloomington’s Writing Center, includes links and PDF handouts on a variety of key writing strategies and skills.

Purdue University’s OWL (Online Writing Lab) has some great online resources.  The menu on the left-hand side of the page includes links to writing tips, explanations of grammar and punctuation, and practice exercises.

This Assignment Calculator (created by the University of Minnesota) is a great resource for large projects – specifically research papers, speeches, and lab reports.  Select the writing task, enter the current date and the project’s due date, and the site will break the process down into manageable steps for you, giving target dates for each.