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3/4/24 Student Update

Hello Cambridge College Students,


Welcome to March! As you step into this vibrant season, it's essential to recognize the progress you’ve made so far and the opportunities that lie ahead. With half of the semester behind you, now is the perfect time to review your goals, refine your strategies, and make sure you’re on the path to achieving academic success. A good tip for right now is to find a balance: it's important to study hard but also to take breaks and have some fun.


Also, let’s not forget March 8th is International Women's Day! Join us in celebrating and recognizing the strength and resilience of women around the world. This day serves as an inspiration for all students to champion equality and support one another. Let's use this month to keep pushing towards your goals but also to support and lift each other up. Here's to making March a great month for all of us!


Please see below the schedule of upcoming workshops. A list of other free resources is also attached.


Note: After registering for a workshop, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting. If you do not see the workshop and the Zoom link on your Google calendar, please email


For students who will be applying for teacher certification as part of their program, this workshop will prepare you for the test. It’s not too late to register:


MTEL Workshop - Communication & Literacy: Reading & Writing

  • Wednesday, March 6th - 5:00 - 7:30 PM (EST): Reading 1 - Vocabulary, Main Idea & Author's Purpose
  • Wednesday, March 13th - 5:00 - 7:30 PM (EST): Reading 2 - Drawing Conclusions, Critical Reasoning & Outlining
  • Wednesday, March 20th - 5:00 - 7:30 PM (EST): Writing 1 - Maintaining a Main Idea, Grammar & Punctuation
  • Wednesday, March 27th - 5:00 - 7:30 PM (EST): Writing 2 - Open Response: Summary & Composition

This is a four-session workshop for students who will be applying for teacher certification as part of their program. Cambridge College MTEL tutor Christine Zuppa will be teaching this workshop via Zoom. The fee for all four sessions is $75. Please contact Christine Zuppa at with any questions you may have.

Follow these instructions to register for the MTEL workshop: 

  1. Sign up and submit your payment here:
  2. Email your payment receipt to
  3. Upon receipt, you will receive information about the workshop and ZOOM access


If a morning workshop schedule is better for you, please see the attached flyer for MTEL workshops offered at Emmanuel College.


APA Bootcamp

Tuesday, March 5, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST) via Zoom. Click here to register

Please join CC Librarian Jeff Cronin as he covers the American Psychological Association (APA) 7th edition citation style. We will begin by covering APA basics, including how to format the most used sources for papers and the basics of in-text citations. We will conclude by covering resources you can use to help with APA. There will also be an opportunity for questions. Please contact Jeff Cronin at with any questions.


Stop Feeling Overwhelmed!

Wednesday, March 6, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (EST) via Zoom. Click here to register

Would you like to be more efficient and less stressed? Then this workshop is for you! Join CC Learning Specialist Leah Barcan to learn skills and strategies to help you succeed in school and beyond. We will actively use these strategies in relation to your own situation during the workshop.


Academic Writing: Outlining & Using Sources Effectively

Thursday, March 7, 4:30 PM-5:30 PM (EST) via Zoom. Click here to register

As you work on research papers and other pieces of academic writing, come get advice on how to create a solid outline and make your research process easier. These skills will help you to write a well-structured paper! Learning Specialist Leah Barcan will share resources and structures to help you meet your academic writing goals at CC. You are welcome to bring specific assignments you'd like to work on, and there will also be time for questions.  


Research Paper Magic! Using Your Sources Effectively

Saturday, March 9, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM (EST) via Zoom. Click here to register

Knowing how to find the right sources and how to use them effectively is the starting point of a great research paper. CC professional writing tutor Joel Krikorian will show you how to choose sources that are the best fit for your assignment, how to read quickly and efficiently, and how to keep track of what you read. There will also be time to work on your own research projects and ask questions.


English Conversation Group 

Our English Conversation Group is designed to help English language learners practice conversational skills in a safe and structured environment. English Conversation Group meets virtually via Zoom every Thursday (except federal holidays). There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.

  • Every Thursday, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. English Conversation Group with Charlie DiSilva. If you are interested, please register here>>.


Good luck with your coursework this term! Do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Remember that Cambridge College has many resources available to help you succeed.


Tracy McLaughlin, Leah Barcan, and your Student Success Team 


Tracy McLaughlin, Ph.D.  

Associate Provost 

Cambridge College 


Leah Barcan, Ed.M. 

Learning Specialist, CELT 

Cambridge College 



Cambridge College is committed to ensuring that its events, services, and facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities under requirements from the ADA of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. If you need accommodations to help you access our events, services, or facilities, please contact the Office of Disability Support at or 617-873-0614.       

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