Writing Center

Using CCBS’s Writing Center

The purpose of the Writing Center is to help students improve in the very critical task of writing. This content will include helpful tutorial videos, links to useful websites for further study, and explanations about our Tutor.com service.

Turabian Style

All students are now required to use Turabian, 9th edition. Students are encouraged to purchase the latest edition and keep it handy at all times. Because you are often at the library, you may find it helpful to purchase the digital edition to keep on your laptop.

Another name for Turabian is the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition. Turabian was the graduate school dissertation secretary at the University of Chicago from 1930–1958. While previous editions differed slightly, the CMS 17 and Turabian 9 are essentially the same things.

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WRITING GUIDELINES

Students are required to use the basic formatting in all assignments regardless of whether a professor requires it. For example, all assignments should have 1″ margins on all sides, use Times New Roman font (12 pt) for body text, and double-spaced. Additionally, students will find key abbreviations (including Bible abbreviations), comma usage, and more in Turabian.

When students cite sources, they should use the Notes-Bibliography style. In this style, students include a footnote at the end of the sentence. The final page of the assignment will include a Bibliography of sources cited.

For more details, see the Turabian Student Tip Sheet.

CCBS STYLE GUIDE

To assist students with common issues in their writing, we have developed the “CCBS Style Guide.” This guide is designed to help writing style issues, punctuation/format issues, how to cite the Bible, and even gives clarity to citing Bible related sources. Students are encouraged to skim through the CCBS Style Guide before submitting all writing assignments.

To download the current version of the CCBS Style Guide, click CCBS Style Guide 2024.

WRITING TIPS

Purdue Online Writing Lab — Very helpful website.
Turabian Quick Guide — Sample footnote styles for various types of resources.
FONTS
When using Greek or Hebrew, please be sure to use an approved font. Download from the links below.

HEBREW

GREEK

Writing Center Tutorials

TURABIAN TEMPLATE

BASICS OF TURABIAN

Inserting Footnotes

CREATING A BIBLIOGRAPHY

ZOTERO CITATION MNGMT SOFTWARE

CITE THE BIBLE IN YOUR PAPERS