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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 - http://www.mla.org/style_faq
  • MLA documentation for web sources - http://www.mla.org/publications/style/style_faq/style_faq4
  • 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. http://webster.commnet.edu/mla/index.shtml
  • Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) - includes writing tips and citation information.
    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_mla.html
  • Long Island University's MLA Citation Style website - great color-coded guide to works cited entries.
    http://www.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/library/workshop/citmla.htm

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.
    http://www.apastyle.org/faqs.html
  • 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.)  http://webster.commnet.edu/apa/apa_index.htm
  • The Writing Center at University of Wisconsin-Madison APA Documentation - user friendly guide to references, parenthetical citations, and format guidelines.
    http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/DocAPA.html
  • 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.  http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/online/cite6.html

Thesis Statement Resources

  • RLC Department guide to Thesis Statements -
    Drafting the thesis: http://uhaweb.hartford.edu/rlc/questiontothesis.html
    Refining the thesis: http://uhaweb.hartford.edu/rlc/refiningthesis.html
  • A Guide to the Thesis Statement - good explanation and breakdown of thesis writing. http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/thesis.htm
  • A Simple Thesis Equation - by CRW tutor and RLC instructor Kevin Lamkins.  A good starting point for writing thesis statements. http://uhaweb.hartford.edu/lamkins/thesis1.htm
  • Hamilton College Writing Center: The Introduction and the Thesis - great discussion of the purpose of effective intros and theses, with examples. http://www.hamilton.edu/academics/resource/wc/Intro_Thesis.html
  • What is a thesis? Includes definition, attributes, more thesis "equations" and more:
    http://mciu.org/~spjvweb/thesis.html

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. http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/
  • The American Heritage Book of English Usage - searchable online guide to grammar, style, diction, word formation, gender, social groups and scientific forms.
    http://www.bartleby.com/64/