2/13/2023 Academic Affairs Weekly Student Update
Hello Cambridge College Students,
We hope that your classes are going well. If you fall behind or have challenges with your coursework, we encourage you to reach out to your academic advisor or success coach for support. Here are some resources that can help to keep you on track:
Tutoring and Academic Support
Cambridge College has wonderful professional tutors available in reading, writing, math, statistics, accounting, technology, and MTEL support. This is a great resource for you, which is available free of charge. For information on how to make an appointment with a tutor, please see the information on the Tutorials Page on MyCC or click here>>.
Next week MTEL tutor Christine Zuppa will be hosting the first of four sessions of her Communication & Literacy MTEL Workshop for all students preparing to take the MTEL. Please see the linked flyer for dates and details about how to sign up.
- Session 1: Vocabulary, Main Idea & Author's Purpose
- Session 2: Relationships Among Ideas, Critical Thinking, Summarizing
- Session 3: Establishing Main Idea, Grammar & Punctuation
- Session 4: Writing & Editing a Summary / Composition
Please come join us for one of our workshops this week!
Writer's Workshop with Leah Barcan
Tuesday, February 14, 3:00-4:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to join the workshop >>
We’ll start with a short (10 min.) mini-lesson on how to become a better writer. For the rest of the block, I will be available to help with any writing-related work.
Tuesday, February 14, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>
CC Librarian Jeff Cronin will cover 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.
Resumes That Lead to Interviews
Thursday, February 16, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>
This workshop will introduce students to current best practices on how to effectively communicate their skills and fit for a job of their interest. This is a workshop you will not want to miss!
Grammarly and Other Tools for Success
Thursday, February 16, 3:00-4:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>
Grammarly is a writing assistant that can help improve your writing. It checks for spelling, grammar, punctuation, clarity, engagement, and delivery mistakes in your assignments and emails. In this workshop, Learning Specialist Leah Barcan will share ideas and tips on getting the most out of Grammarly.
Understanding the Assignment and Getting Started
Friday, February 17, 10:30-11:30 a.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>
Sometimes starting is the hardest part! Learning Specialist Leah Barcan will teach you some tips and tricks to understanding your assignments and how to get started on your work.
Reading for Understanding with Leah Barcan
Friday, February 17, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to join the workshop >>
We’ll start with a short mini-lesson on how to become a better reader. For the rest of the block, I will be available to help you practice these skills on an assignment.
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 Groups meet virtually via Zoom every Monday and Thursday (except federal holidays). There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.
Every Monday, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. English Conversation Group with Santia Lindor. If you are interested, please register here>>.
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 and your Student Success Team
Tracy McLaughlin, Ph.D.
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