Academic coaching is available to assist students with the academic skills necessary to be successful in graduate theological education
Our Academic Program Coordinator, Khelen Kuzmovich, is available to assist with writing tips, reading strategies, study skills, time management, and more. She can meet with students throughout the week in person, on the phone, over Zoom, or through email. Each student also will receive an invitation to enroll in the “Div Academic Coaching and Support” Canvas course, which contains academic skills resources for students to access at any time.
When contacting the Academic Program Coordinator:
Typically, you should allow up to 48 hours for papers and projects to be reviewed.
Submit written assignments as a Google doc. Always include the assignment instructions as given by the instructor and what kind of help you are seeking.
Please use the resources available below to self-edit and proofread your paper before submitting it.
If you need a weekend appointment or for a paper to be read over the weekend, you must let the Academic Program Coordinator know by 12 noon on Friday.
Tools for Your Academic Success
Each student has access to a premium Grammarly account through the Divinity School. Grammarly offers suggestions to make your written work more dynamic, concise, and technically correct. Email Khelen for more information.
- Basic Writing Tips
- Grammar and Punctuation
- Thesis Statements
- How to Organize a Paper
- Using Sources in Academic Writing
- Editing and Proofreading
- The Basics of Chicago Style
- How to Write An Exegesis Paper
- How to Critically Engage
The Center for Learning, Access, and Student Success (CLASS) 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 CLASS.
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 their 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).