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Storm Advisory

Blizzard conditions are now impacting our region and a Connecticut statewide travel ban is in effect. The University will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 27.  Day and evening classes are canceled. An updated advisory on the status of classes and operations for Wednesday will be posted Tuesday evening. During the time that the University is closed, the Commons, Subway, and Village Market will maintain regular hours for residential dining services and the Sports Center will be open for use by residential students only. Gengras Student Union and University Libraries are closed.   snow closing guide

All Hartt Community Division activities are canceled through Tuesday.

current as of 10:27 p.m., Jan. 26, 2015

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.