University Writing Program

Writing Aids

Here are some helpful writing resources developed by our staff. If there is any other information that you would like to see available on this page, please email us. Be sure to get permission before altering these resources.


Determining the Formatting Style for Your Field




*PLEASE NOTE: These guides follow the Turabian 8th edition manual precisely and are intended for use by undergraduate students only. Rawlings School of Divinity graduate students should use the writing and formatting guide.





General Writing

Academic Code of Honor  - Includes a thorough explanation of Liberty's Academic Code of Honor and also addresses how to write with integrity and avoid incurring penalties for breaching the code.

Annotated Bibliography (APA)

Critical Thinking 1

Evaluating Internet Sources

Fundamentals of Graduate Student Writing - This presentation is geared toward counseling students, but may be adapted to fit other disciplines.

How to Research a Thesis Statement

Literature Review

Organizing a Paper

Outlining a Research Paper

Paragraph Construction

Sentence Construction

Spelling-check Unreliability

Thesis Statements for Book Reviews

Thesis Statements for Case Studies

Thesis Statements for Discussion Posts

Thesis Statements for Research Papers

What is a Thesis Statement?

Where to place a Thesis Statement

Writing an Abstract

Writing with Deductive Strategy

Writing with Inductive Strategy

Writing Rubric