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RCC Writing Center

Writing Across the Curriculum: Student Resources

Writing Workshops for Students (click here)


RCC has contracted with the online tutoring agency as a means of offering student learning across disciplines. The site offers numerous tutorial services in many content areas. Students must login through Campus Cruiser to access Smarthinking.

Writing Center

The RCC Writing Center (LRC 214) is available to students needing assistance with their writing. It is staffed by full-time English faculty and other qualified professionals. The Writing Center is open throughout the semester and is available to students on a drop-in basis.  During the fall and spring semesters, one online Writing Center hour per week is available; students need to make an appointment through the Writing Center tab in Campus Cruiser for an online session.  One hour per week is also available at the Archdale Center.

Writing Strategies

Determining a Topic


Thesis Statements

Organizing Ideas

Proper Documentation of Source Material


APA - Getting Started

APA Examples

MLA - Getting Started

MLA Examples

Who uses APA and MLA?

Major APA and MLA changes June 2012

Citing Your Sources

Useful Links

RCC's LibGuides provide resources that are specific to course or subject area and can help you write about a particular subject.

Visit the Writing Center's LibGuide.

Purdue Online Writing Lab provides a wealth of information about writing, researching, and citing sources.


UNC-Chapel Hill Online Writing Center Handouts provide details about many aspects of the writing process.