Guidelines and Links for JCS Students

JCS Style Sheet

These guidelines should be used when writing essays and assignments for Jesuit College of Spirituality.

Style Manual for Papers, Thesis and Dissertations

This manual by Kate L. Turabian is the preferred guide for students at JCS writing Papers, Thesis and Dissertations.

JCS Assignment Cover Sheet

Please include a completed copy of this Assignment Cover Sheet at the front of all JCS assignments.

Turabian Quick Guide

This Guide provides examples and the basic guidelines for citing sources on pages 1-5 following the “Notes Bibliography Style” in Kate L. Turabian’s A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 7th edition, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007 (especially pages 141-215) commonly referred to as Turabian Style. Helpful general remarks may be found on the final page (p. 10) of this Guide.

Marking Criteria for Assessment

JCS uses the UD grading system: F (Fail) 0-49% P (Pass) 50-64% C (Credit) 65-74% D (Distinction) 75-84% HD (High Distinction) 85-100% Units marked on a Pass / Fail basis will receive the grade PP or F.

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As a College of the University of Divinity, JCS can supply all its students with a copy of EndNote.

EndNote is a software tool for publishing and managing bibliographies. It enables a student to search online bibliographic databases, organise references, images and PDFs in any language, and create bibliographies and figure lists instantly. The Dalton McCaughey Library is the central resource for JCS. The Library holds copies of EndNote version 2 for Windows and copies of EndNote version 2 for Macintosh. The Library is the distribution centre for these CDs, i.e. you can only get them by coming into the Library. If you want a copy, please email or phone the Librarian and he will give you a time when you can come to the Dalton McCaughey Library to pick up a copy of the software. When collecting the EndNote CD to copy, you will sign a Declaration Form. This Form is sent to UD for its records. A second copy is kept at the Library. You require the following in order to be able to operate EndNote: The EndNote Product Key. The EndNote Installation Guide. Both of these can be taken when you collect your CD, or we can email them to you. We encourage EndNote users to return your CDs promptly after making your copy, as others are in the line. There are workshops on how to use EndNote and it is recommended that a user avail himself or herself of such instruction.