The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s Writing Center aims to provide quality writing assistance to help students develop their own writing abilities and become skilled readers of their own writing. Writing Center tutors can help at any stage of the writing process, whether clarifying an initial focus, developing a thesis, structuring an argument, integrating sources, or revising a draft. Tutors do not offer intensive instruction in the rudiments of English, although tutors can help students learn to identify and correct patterns of error, or point them to available resources.
NOTE: Revised summer 2013 schedule for the Writing Center is as follows:
The Writing Center in Baltimore, Harbor East location, will be closed May 15 - August 25, 2013.
The Writing Center in Washington, D.C. will be closed May 15 - June 3, 2013. The Writing Center in Washington, DC will be open in the summer as follows:
Tuesdays and Thursdays
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
June 4 - July 31
Closed on July 2 and 4
The Writing Center at both Harbor East and Washington, D.C. will reopen the second week of classes, Monday, August 26.
NOTE: By scheduling an appointment Carey students agree to adhere to the rules and expectations of the Writing Center. Also please know:
- Failure to become aware of these expectations and rules is not an excuse.
- As a reminder, back-to-back appointments are NOT allowed. The Writing Center services are in great demand, therefore more than one appointment per day per student is not allowed (unless the tutor has no other appointments or walk-ins). Tutor reserves the right to deny service in such situations.
- Back-to-back appointments by students in the same group for the same paper are not allowed. Tutor reserves the right to deny service in such situations.
- Students must bring a paper version of their document to the writing center.
Please be considerate and mindful of others' needs as much as yours, and allow processing time between appointments for corrections/updates.
The Writing Center staff reserves the right to make adjustments to student appointments that are against the center's rules/expectations.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Student Services at 410-234-9240.
Tutor positions: We are looking for Writing Center tutors for academic year 2013 - 2014. If interested, please view our job posting here and apply.
To schedule an appointment, please read Instructions for Students before scheduling an appointment, and then click the button below to select a time. We strictly enforce our policy.
Writing Center Fall 2013 Schedule ( to be announced in mid-August)
Writing Center walk-in form: Students need to fill out this form if they can be seen as walk-ins, based on tutor availability.
The OWL at Purdue website provides an APA Overview and Workshop (basic tutorial) and a comprehensive APA Formatting and Style Guide. As you review the site, pay particular attention to these pages, as they focus on the APA style requirements outlined above for this program:
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers extensive information on how to write a paper, APA style, writing tips for specific fields, and writing process demos. An excellent site that can help individuals become better writers, be their own critical readers, and produce quality work.
Amherst College Writing Center
Yale University Writing Center:
Gustavus Adolphus College: Tips on writing
University of Arizona: What is my learning style?
Purdue: Online Writing Lab
Harvard: The Writing Center
Additional Business Writing Resources
Writing Checklist for Undergraduate Students
Writing Checklist for Graduate Students
ESL Resources ( a list of additional ESL websites)
APA Manual Style ( provided by prof.Tom Crain)
Common Syntax Errors
Purdue Owl Writing Lab
The Harvard Writing Center
Commas and semicolons
Using English Language Tenses
Dictionary and Thesaurus
Cambridge University ESL
EasyBib (guide on citations, bibliography, etc.)
In addition to the Writing Center, Carey Business School students may also utilize the following resources for a fee (the following services are not related to Carey Business School).
Tutor Referral Network – assists students with tutoring needs by playing a liaison role between current and former students who have excelled in a certain course or discipline and students in search of a tutor. Fees are charged and negotiated between the student and tutor. For a current list of tutors by subject areas, please contact Student Services by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-234-9240.
Smarthinking.com – online tutoring and writing services available for a fee to students. To learn more about the subjects they tutor, hours, and prices, please contact www.Smarthinking.com directly.
Writecheck.com - plagiarism check, grammar check and tutoring.