Research is not a “gift of the gods,” as someone has said. It is essentially the application of hard work, quality time, and sustained effort at pursuing a topic of interest. Because I get to teach a course entitled “Theological Methods and Issues,” I am constantly thinking of vital topics for my seminary and grad students to pursue.
For some, they need a refresher on basic grammar and form issues so that their quality research will not be tainted by comma splices, dangling participles, or split infinitives (or other violent acts committed against unsuspecting parts of speech).
I’ve recently completed a short booklet to help my students with some of these errors. If you’re interested, you may order a copy from me directly for the paltry sum of $7 (includes postage) — or — you may order this off Amazon.com.
I enjoyed writing this booklet, creating fictional students with names like Shirl B. Minus, Tah-ke D. Cash, Wadda I. Know, Noah Lot, Urs B. Mine, Will B. Rite, and Y.B. Checkin, leading us into the forest of common mistakes.