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Bridwell Lunch Talks

Each semester Bridwell Library offers instructive and interesting Bridwell Lunch Talks (BLTs) designed to keep Perkins School of Theology and Religious Studies graduate students up on the latest technology, resources, and research techniques. 

How to Read & Write for Seminary: Thoughts on Tackling Your Work Load
February  5, 12:30 - 1:15 p.m., Bridwell Library Benefactors Room
Building on the strategies for effective reading and writing introduced last fall, reference librarians Jane Elder and David Schmersal will offer participants additional techniques for managing reading and writing assignments effectively.

Choosing a Topic and Organizing Your Research Project 
February  19, 12:30 - 1:15 p.m., Bridwell Library Benefactors Room
Selecting a topic and developing an organizational plan are vital to a successful research project. Join reference librarian Jane Elder for insights on choosing a topic and managing your time.

Advanced Exegesis 
March 19, 12:30 - 1:15 p.m., Bridwell Library Benefactors Room
Building upon the basics of the exegesis BLT offered in the fall, reference librarian David Schmersal will introduce additional tools and techniques, including Accordance Bible software, which will help you deepen your study of Scripture using the original languages. 

Preparing for Exams: Methods for Studying Effectively 
April 9, 12:30 - 1:15 p.m., Bridwell Library Benefactors Room
Join reference librarians Jane Elder and David Schmersal to learn memory aids and methods for organizing and distilling months of accumulated information before your next exam.

BLTs are limited to students, faculty, and staff of the Perkins School of Theology and Religious Studies Department.

To RSVP, please e-mail bemorgan@smu.edu or call 214-768-3483. Seating is limited to 25, so please RSVP at least three days in advance. Sessions with five or fewer RSVPs will be cancelled.

Please let us know ahead of time if you have dietary or mobility restrictions.