Writing and Writing Resources
Competent writing is the mark of an educated person. It is essential for every thoughtful and active individual and is vital to a meaningful career in the arts.
The Humanities Department takes writing seriously. Writing in our classes is designed to develop skills of analytical and critical thinking that will help in all Peabody classes, and in study at other divisions of Johns Hopkins University.
Peabody undergraduates in humanities classes can receive free help with their writing projects.
As long as you are working on a writing assignment in a humanities class at Peabody, you can obtain help from a writing consultant. (Not in a humanities class? Go here). Seek help at any stage: to get things rolling if you are having trouble getting started or to polish something that is almost complete.
If you are struggling with your writing, work with a writing consultant will actually save time! Sessions are less than an hour. If you plan in advance, two or three working sessions with a Writing Consultant on successive days will make a big difference.
Remember, a writing consultant cannot help you get started on a writing assignment if you have not been to class, not taken notes, or not read what's assigned! If you are severely behind in your course, you need a PEER TUTOR, not a writing consultant. Consult with your professor about this.
Different professors have different expectations. A writing consultant can better help you fulfill your professor's expectations if s/he reviews your assignment and whatever other guidelines you might have received in class. Plan to discuss these things during your consultation, so bring them with you to your meeting.
Humanities students can find help one of two ways:
- You can arrange a private consultation by emailing a Writing Consultant and setting up an appointment at a convenient time. It can't get much easier than this!
- Give us some information on this page and we will have someone contact you. Don't worry about selecting a writing consultant—we will select one for you!
If you are not in an undergraduate humanities course, our service is not for you: go to this page instead!