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Writing Resources

Library Resources

Your first stop for online research help should be the Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries’ website,, where librarians with special knowledge of all disciplines can assist you. Moreover, the library’s website has resources that offer guidance on conducting online research.

Academic Ethics and Plagiarism

The Writing Requirement at Johns Hopkins

In order to encourage excellence in writing across disciplines, the university requires all undergraduates to take a number of writing-intensive (W) courses. Complete information about writing-intensive (W) courses can be found on the Expository Writing Program website.

Online English as a Second Language Help

Other Writing Resources at Johns Hopkins (Homewood Campus)

Center for Leadership Education

Center for Leadership Education (Whitehead Hall 104) houses the Program in Entrepreneurship and Management and the Professional Communication Program. Both programs offer a range of writing-intensive courses. The Professional Communication Program, in particular, offers courses in writing for business, industry, and science, as well as graduate-level courses in research writing; it also maintains a small library with volumes on technical and professional writing. Professional Communication also has two dedicated and experienced ESL tutors on staff.

Center for Language Education

Center for Language Education: English as a Second Language offers a range of resources that may be especially helpful to ESL students. These resources include semester-long ESL courses. Although these courses require the payment of additional tuition, they are the ideal resource for students seeking to improve their communication and writing skills over the long term.

Study Consulting Program

Study Consulting Program (Garland Hall, Third Floor) primarily matches incoming students with trained consultants. These consultants work with each student one hour per week on topics such as time management, study skills, reading textbooks, note-taking, organization, adjustment to college life, writing papers, and test-anxiety.

Career Center

Career Center (Garland Hall, Third Floor) allows students to make appointments with Peer Assistants who have been trained to review resumes and cover letters, neither of is eligible for consultation at the Writing Center. Peer Assistants are also equipped to answer general questions about jobs and internships.