St. Mary's Seminary & University

Writing Guide & Assistance

Center for Academic Resilience & Success (CARS)

One of the services available to St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute students is writing assistance. Writing assistance may be initiated by a student, recommended by an instructor, or mandated by a dean. Dr. Pat Fosarelli, the Director of CARS, is available for academic consultation help students in three areas:
  • in every aspect of written assignments, including understanding the assignment, choosing a subject, locating sources, crafting a thesis, planning the document, drafting the document, and revising the document;
  • in preparing to take or retake the Academic Skills Assessment (ASA);
  • if needed, for instruction and practice in grammar/mechanics, writing skills, reading comprehension, and critical thinking.

To make an appointment, contact Dr. Pat Fosarelli. Students are advised to plan ahead, to start assignments well in advance, and to contact her as early as possible.

EI Guide to Theological Writing

St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute provides a printed guide for theological writing. The Turabian Citation Quick Guide shows how to cite nearly everything, including e-books and website content.

Writing Guide