The Thistle

The Scribe – Covenant’s Resource Center for Theological Writing

The Scribe is Covenant Seminary’s Resource Center for Theological Writing. The Scribe can help you learn to write and communicate more clearly to better complete your assignments.

Scribe consultants are happy to assist you with any area of writing, from choosing a topic to citing sources. You don’t have to have started your assignment, or even have a specific assignment in mind to visit the Scribe.

If you’ve gotten started, though, you should bring:

  • a copy of your assignment
  • your most recent draft for the assignment
  • a list of any questions or concerns you have about the assignment or your writing

Hours for the Fall 2012 Semester are:

Monday 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  (appointments are reserved for ESL students)
Thursday 10:00 a.m. – noon; 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

To make an appointment, just sign up at the library front desk.


Consultations are held in the Tait Rare Book Room on the bottom floor of the library.

Some appointment times are reserved for students who speak English as a second language. Anyone can “walk-in” if the Consultant is free.

Half-hour and hour long appointments are available. Walk-ins are welcome!

Students working on group papers must arrange for an hour-long appointment with the entire group to avoid plagiarism issues.

Questions? Email