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.

Having Trouble Writing Essays?

Are you having trouble writing your essay? Here are nine tips from Gretchen Rubin.


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

EndNote is a reference management software tool, used to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles. EndNote can help you: * Collect and organise references to resources, such as books and journal articles. * Add citations to your documents, and * Create bibliographies that use standard citation styles. EndNote’s Cite While You Write feature links references to a Microsoft Word document and automatically generates a reference list/bibliography. EndNote is now available to all staff and currently enrolled students of the University of Divinity. The latest version of EndNote X9 (released August 2018) is now available in either Windows or MAC versions. To access the software complete an EndNote Access form and email it to Staff/students will then receive instructions on how to download the EndNote file. JCS regularly holds seminars on how to use EndNote and it is recommended that you attend.