This course provides an overview of the different types of academic essays and gives specific, guided instructions on how to develop essays and term papers for CDU courses. The course also includes an overview of theological terms, along with tips on applying these terms in online discussions and written work. Assisted by the CDU librarian, students will learn how to access scholarly works and will also differentiate between plagiarism and correctly cited sources within an academic essay. Students will complete five graded essays. With the help of supplemental materials, students will also be expected to pass, to an 80% level of competency, a diagnostic grammar and usage quiz.