Below is an interactive lecture explaining the basics of the academic writing process. Please note, the original video below was not produced by Berean Bible Institute*. However, the interactive activities and lecture material included within it have been created by BBI Faculty. Please note several technical features of the lecture to help you have the greatest learning experience possible:
In the lecture below, you will hear the term “essay” used frequently. While this is a specific application of writing, know that the general writing process is similar for all types of academic writing. The essay (as described below) most closely aligns with a frequent BBI assignment: topical paper.
The video also references the need for citation. This is an essential component of academic writing. Berean Bible Institute uses the Turabian method of citation. Please see the Distance Studies Handbook for further documentation and instruction on how to properly cite.
Now, let’s practice what you just learned. This Pre-Writing Activities Checklist can be used as a tool when writing any paper. It will assist and guide you in determining a topic, a writing style, thesis statement, supporting Scriptures, and other research-based sources along with your paper’s main points and outline.
Be certain to follow the in-activity instructions and links for submitting your assignment through email.