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Writing Links

University Departments:

  • RLC Department Webpage

  • English Department Webpage

  • Philosophy Department Webpage

  • School of Communications Webpage

Modern Language Association (MLA) Style Links

  • MLA Frequently Asked Questions -
  • MLA documentation for web sources -
  • A Guide for Writing Research Papers Based on Modern Language Association (MLA) Documentation - click on "Citating Sources" link to jump right to the type of source you need to cite.
  • Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) - includes writing tips and citation information.
  • Long Island University's MLA Citation Style website - great color-coded guide to works cited entries.

American Psychological Association (APA) Style Links

  • APA Style Online, Frequently Asked Questions - links to format guides, style tips and a specific section for electronic references.
  • A Guide for Writing Research Papers based on Styles Recommended by The American Psychological Association (APA) - extensive resources, includes FAQs, and documentation info (References, parenthetical citations, etc.)
  • The Writing Center at University of Wisconsin-Madison APA Documentation - user friendly guide to references, parenthetical citations, and format guidelines.
  • Using Principles of APA Style to Cite and Document Sources - chapter from Online! by Andrew Harnack and Eugene Kleppinger, also has links to MLA, Chicago and CBE.

Thesis Statement Resources

  • RLC Department guide to Thesis Statements -
    Drafting the thesis:
    Refining the thesis:
  • A Guide to the Thesis Statement - good explanation and breakdown of thesis writing.
  • A Simple Thesis Equation - by CRW tutor and RLC instructor Kevin Lamkins.  A good starting point for writing thesis statements.
  • Hamilton College Writing Center: The Introduction and the Thesis - great discussion of the purpose of effective intros and theses, with examples.
  • What is a thesis? Includes definition, attributes, more thesis "equations" and more:

Resources for Grammar, Mechanics and more -

  • Guide to Grammar and Writing at Capital Community College - very extensive source for grammatical, formatting, style, writing process and mechanical information.  You can even submit your own question.
  • The American Heritage Book of English Usage - searchable online guide to grammar, style, diction, word formation, gender, social groups and scientific forms.