PL510: Writing Skills Development

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This course seeks to improve the writing skills of prospective pastors. The student will learn how to produce effective letters, articles, reports and other types of writing commonly used in ministry. The student will also gain a better understanding of sentence structure, word choice, and punctuation required in Standard English.

PL010: Study Preparatory

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Curriculum Author: Dr. Gene Carpenter & Greg Getz, revised by Earl Smith & Joe Himes

Credits: 3 Hrs

Version: 1.1

Course Description:

This course is designed to equip students with various study skills that will be needed throughout the course of the PLI program. These include learning to study, read, manage time, and think as well as other skills pertinent to the successful student. In addition, seventy percent of this course will focus on providing the student with a basic “hands-on” computer-based introduction to the use of Bible Study Resources and Tools using the Logos Bible Software, Series X.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, successful students will:

  1. 1)  acquire and improve study skills such as time management, reading comprehension, note taking, and critical thinking;
  2. 2)  gain sufficient skill and knowledge to employ the Logos Bible Software Research Library at their fingertips;
  3. 3)  research basic word studies, sermon preparation, Bible studies, college-level research papers (7-10 pp.), and special projects for seminars or conferences using the Logos Bible Software Research Tools.

Required Course Materials:

Logos Scholar’ s Library: A Comprehensive Library for Serious Bible Study Using English, Greek and Hebrew Resources. “Logos Bible Software, Series X: Logos Digital Library System” (Please do not purchase or perform any upgrades until after the completion of this class.)

Proctor, Morris. CD Seminar. This is a video reference guide to Logos Bible Software, Series X. (Copyright, 2001).

Carpenter, Gene. “Tutorial Workbook for Logos Libronix Research System Series X.” (Unpublished manuscript prepared for use in classes offered in PLI. Workbook is not to be reproduced in any way without the written and express consent of the author.)

CutePDF Software (or an equivalent). This free software will allow you to convert your Logos printouts into digital files that can be viewed by anyone with Adobe Acrobat Reader. The software may be downloaded free of charge at: Printer/3000-6675_4-10220039.html?tag=lst-0-1