An Introduction to Writing Well (ED321) shows students how to write effective introductions to essays and sermons and provides them with a tool to improve their reading comprehension and note-taking skills.
Richard Newton is curator of the online social media professional development network Sowing the Seed: Fruitful Conversations in Religion, Culture, and Teaching. From blog posts to podcasts to videos, Dr. Newton brings scholars together to help germinate the kind of exchanges that make for better learning in the classroom and beyond.
Dr. Newton earned his PhD in Religion in critical comparative scriptures from Claremont Graduate University. He has an MDiv from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University and a double BA in religion and anthropology from Texas Christian University. He has published in top-tier journals and collections on issues ranging from biblical studies to theory and method in the study of religion. He is the author of Identifying Roots: Alex Haley and the Anthropology of Scriptures.