Academic Coaching and Support
Academic coaching is available to assist students with the academic skills necessary to be successful in graduate theological education at Wake Forest University School of Divinity. Academic coaching is free and available to every Wake Divinity graduate student.
- Academic Skills Instructor
Hilary Floyd (MDiv ’10) is our Academic Skills Instructor and is available to help students with a variety of academic questions and concerns, including effective reading strategies, writing skills, research questions, time management coaching, and much more. She also offers workshops each semester focused on these topics.
She is available throughout the week by appointment.
Please feel free to contact her by email at email@example.com or stop by her office in the Admissions and Student Services suite (Wingate 108).
- Helpful Resources and Links
- Writing with Purpose
- Grammar and Sentence Structure
- A Guide to Writing an Exegesis Paper
- The Basics of Chicago Style
- Annotated Bibliography Guide
- Critical Reading Guidelines
Other Helpful Resources
- Citations Guides and Writing Tips from Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab
- A Guide to Academic Reading
- Learning Assistance Center
The Learning Assistance Center (LAC) provides study skills training and counseling. Students can learn to read critically, take notes effectively, manage their time, improve their motivation, increase their reading speed, and prepare for tests.
Students with a wide range of learning and other documented disabilities may also receive academic support, training, and advocacy through the Learning Assistance Center.
- WFU Writing Center
The Writing Center @ Wake Forest University offers students a relaxed and welcoming place to discuss writing and the writing process with trained peer tutors. The Center is staffed by friendly and knowledgeable Wake Forest undergraduate and graduate students who act as an audience for students’ writing; they work by asking questions to help students discover what they want to say and determine whether they have effectively communicated what they intended to say. Because everyone writes differently, we tailor our help to meet each student’s needs.
Tutors do not evaluate, correct, proofread, or edit student assignments; our main goal is to help students become confident critical readers of their own writing. We provide consultation during every stage of the writing process, including:
- Generating ideas and settling on a topic
- Organizing ideas in a paper
- Developing support for arguments
- Composing more effectively
- Learning to revise drafts
- Learning to identify and correct errors in grammar and punctuation
Generally speaking, the earlier in the writing process that a student visits us, the more useful and productive his or her tutorial session(s) will be. Many students find they have the most success working with us when they come to the Writing Center as soon as they have received a writing assignment. Students may make appointments online, by phone (336.758.5768), or by visiting us in Z. Smith Reynolds Library Room 426 during our hours of operation (10:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday; 7:00 – 9:00pm, Sunday – Thursday).
- Student Academic Conference Grants
There is financial support available to students attending academic conferences during the academic year. You may apply for a one-time grant for up to $100.00. Typically, these funds will be to reimburse students for eligible expenses (conference registration, travel, lodging, food, etc) as a result of conference attendance. Reimbursement will be provided after you attend the conference and provide original receipts.
Interested students can apply by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Student Name
- Conference Name, Location, and Date
- Website of Conference (if available)
- Explanation of how grant funds will be used
Please note the request for funds must be made prior to attending the conference event. Funds are limited and will be disbursed on a first come, first served basis.