Writing Center

Established in 1995, the UWP Writing Center offers Johns Hopkins undergraduate and graduate students free, individual conferences on their writing with experienced tutors, all of whom are trained to consult on written work in a variety of genres. The UWP Writing Center welcomes all students on the Homewood campus KSAS and WSE). Stop by our center in Gilman Hall 230 or make an appointment online.

The UWP Writing Center has partnered with the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the School of Education to offer peer tutoring for graduate students through their schools. You will see their schedules when you visit WCOnline to schedule an appointment.

Writing Center tutors work with students on a range of college writing assignments and at any stage of the writing process. We can help you clarify your essay’s focus, develop a thesis, structure your argument, produce clear transitions, integrate sources, revise a draft, and develop editing techniques.

The Writing Center’s goal is to help students develop their own writing abilities and to become skilled readers of their own prose. We aim to help writers create better writing and to learn about their own writing processes so that they can continue developing their abilities with us and on their own.

Writing Center Quick Facts

The Writing Center works on:

  • Academic writing: up to 10 pages per consultation of writing including
    • Essays
    • Research papers
    • Undergraduate or masters theses and doctoral dissertations
    • Assignments that require formal prose summary, explanation, analysis, interpretation, or argument, whether in humanities, social sciences, or STEM fields
    • Creative writing assignments needing a general response
  • Personal statements and short responses for applications to masters and PhD programs or professional schools, including the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS)
  • Applications essays
    • Study abroad
    • Internships
    • Graduate school or transfer
  • Most any kind of writing you are doing!

For Technical Communication: Please consult the Technical Communication Lab at the Whiting School of Engineering for

  • Technical Writing
  • Business memos, reports, or presentations
  • Visual or multimedia works
  • ESL classes

Please be aware of the following appointment guidelines:

  • Please be on time for your appointment and bring your draft and assignment sheet (if applicable) with you.
  • You may schedule up to two appointments per week with no limit on the number of appointments per semester
  • Due to high demand, we ask that you book only as many appointments as you think you will be able to attend. Please do not book multiple appointments with the expectation of canceling some of them, as this prevents other students from booking their appointments.


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 410-516-4258
Fax: 410-516-4757

Hours of Operation:
Sunday to Thursday, 2 pm to 10 pm
(appointments are scheduled on the hour and last for 45 minutes)

Physical Location:
Homewood Campus, Gilman Hall 230
(the north wing of the Hutzler Reading Room)

Mailing Address:
Johns Hopkins Writing Center
Gilman Hall 230
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218