How To Submit Your Work
Newburgh Theological Seminary

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK:

 Textbook Summary submissions should be 10-20 pages in length.  The majority of the paper should be a summary of the content of the text written in the Student's own words.  Plagiarism in any form will not be tolerated.   In addition, a statement or paragraph concerning what was learned and how it is applicable to the Student’s life and/or ministry should be included.  Newburgh suggests that the Student briefly summarize each chapter of the text as it is reviewed.  Once the paper is completed, the Student should then review and make any revisions necessary to present a good summary for submission.

Seminar Summary submissions should be between 4-6 pages in length.  The majority of the paper should be a summary of the content of the seminar written in the Student's own words.  Plagiarism in any form will not be tolerated.  In addition, a statement or paragraph concerning what was learned and how it is applicable to the Student’s life and/or ministry should be included. 

Christian Counseling (CC) Verbatim reports should be between 1-3 pages in length.  CC verbatims are approximate word-for-word reports of actual counseling or ministry care dialogue sessions. The CC verbatim reports may cover formal counseling sessions as well as time spent with someone in a helpful situation such as a hospital visit, nursing home visit or a conversation with someone at church.  Each CC verbatim report should begin with a paragraph describing the setting in which the counseling or dialogue session took place.  Each CC verbatim report should conclude with a paragraph summarizing the Student’s perception of the result of the counseling or ministry care dialogue sessions. 

Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth (MECG) Verbatim reports should be between 1-3 pages in length.    MECG verbatims are approximate word-for-word reports or summaries of actual missions, evangelism or church growth experiences.  MECG verbatim reports may cover experiences that include, but are not limited to, the following: personal witnessing/evangelism encounters (these are encounters where you have in some way shared the gospel with a person who is not a Christian); any effort to build up your church, small group, Sunday school class; or any mission effort such as Bible school or handing out gospel tracts.  Each MECG verbatim report should begin with a paragraph describing the setting in which the mission, evangelism or church growth experience took place.  Each MECG verbatim report should conclude with a paragraph summarizing the Student’s perception of the result of the mission, evangelism or church growth experience. 

Christian Sales and Marketing (CSM) Verbatim reports should be between 1-3 pages in length. CSM verbatim reports are approximate word-for-word  reports or summaries of actual sales talks, or presentations given or made to an individual or group of persons.  CSM verbatim reports may cover talks or presentations that include, but are not limited to, conversations in which you are attempting to sell or market an item or a concept to another individual or group of persons.  Each CSM verbatim report should begin with a paragraph describing the setting in which the sales and marketing experience took place. Each CSM verbatim report should conclude with a paragraph summarizing the Student’s perception of the result of the sales and marketing experience.  

Dissertations should be between 60-150 pages in length and must include a bibliography with at least 20 references.  A dissertation should introduce the theme and then in detail research the theme and provide in lay language the exposition or details of the theme.  Footnotes and research notes should be noted numerically after each quote with the source listed at the end of the paper. The following is a great resource for dissertations:  A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Seventh Edition: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) by Kate L. Turabian, Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams (Apr 15, 2007). 

Ministry Projects should be between 35-50 pages in length.  A Ministry Project should introduce the theme and then in detail research the theme and provide, in lay language, the exposition or details of the theme. Footnotes and research notes should be noted numerically after each quote with the source listed at the end of the paper. 

Requirements for all types of submissions:

  1. Each submission must be received in Microsoft Word or compatible software.
  2. Each submission must be typewritten.
  3. Each submission must be double-spaced.
  4. Each submission should be typed using the Times New Roman or similar font style in a font size no smaller than 10 and no larger than 12 with 1 inch margins.
  5. Each submission must include page numbers.
  6. Each submission must include a completed Assignment Data Form.
  7. Each submission must include a title page. 

Carefully review “Best Practices and Helpful Hints for Writing” by Dr. David Skorupa found behind the tab labeled Best Practice on the homepage. BEST PRACTICES PAGE - CLICK HERE

Also available are seminars entitled How to Write a Dissertation by Dr. Brent Largent and How to Write a Good Paper by Dr. David Skorupa.  Click on the Seminar tab found on the homepage for purchasing information.

An Assignment Data Form must accompany each submission.  This form is found behind the tab labeled Assignment Data Form on the homepage.  Carefully review the instructions provided on the Assignment Data Form for electronic mailing of assignments to ensure timely processing of submissions.  ASSIGNMENT DATA FORM - CLICK HERE

Contact schoolassignment@aol.com directly with any questions concerning submissions. 

Please note that the Student is responsible for keeping track of core courses, electives, alternates and seminars.  Should a student purchase a seminar that is not applicable to the degree program, no refunds or transfers will be granted.  Should a student submit more than the allowable number of electives or alternates, the Student will be responsible for the tuition cost  associated with additional coursework.