Interested in cultivating your skill as a writer? Join the Five Types Society

5 Types

The Five Types Society is a writing group dedicated to the development of critical writing skills and formal essay presentation.  Named after a work by G. K. Chesterton of the same name, Five Types, this group aspires to continue the legacy of scholars like Chesterton who prioritized and taught the skill of writing.  This group meets 6–8 times throughout the school year to discuss and implement strategies that help to improve the quality of one’s writing.  Many of these meetings also involve faculty members from both Boyce College and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary who have written extensively and published many of their works.  Throughout the course of the year, students will choose a topic of interest, form a thesis, and compose an essay regarding the issue chosen.  The year will end with a time of presentation in which each student will formally present their essay to the rest of the group for critical analysis.  Each essay will be critiqued and judged by the group and the determined winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship for the 2017 Fall semester.


How to Apply?

Five students will be admitted into the society. To apply, please submit some nonfiction piece you have written. This nonfiction work may be a blog, an academic paper, an article, etc. Submitted work must be at least 500 words but no longer than 2,500 words. Submit your piece in PDF form as an email attachment. Send it to If you are accepted into the group, a $50 non-refundable charge will be placed on your student account.  You will more than make back this money with resources and books provided to you throughout your experience in the group. The nonfiction piece must be submitted by September 1, 2016. You will receive an e-mail signifying whether you have been accepted or not within one week of the application deadline.