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7/5/22 Student Update

7/5/2022 Academic Affairs Weekly Student Update     


Hello Cambridge College Students:


We hope your classes are going well! Did you know that the College’s Academic Success Center offers free live tutoring (on Zoom) to any student who needs help with coursework, assignments, research papers, and the like? If you need assistance, for example, starting or completing a final writing project such as a term paper, an ILP, or a Capstone paper, here are key areas in which our Writing Tutors can help:


1.      Brainstorming: selecting a topic for your paper and helping you frame research questions.

2.      Developing and organizing ideas: limiting or expanding a topic, outlining/planning your paper.

3.      Critical thinking: interpreting your assignment or a specific reading, forming an argument or thesis, developing ideas, or supporting your point of view.

4.      Research: forming a research strategy, using the Cambridge College Online Library, finding appropriate sources, and using scholarly journals.

5.      Revision: reorganizing your paper, developing transitions, revising an earlier draft, using conventional grammar.

6.      Documentation: using American Psychological Association (APA) style, in-text citations, and references. Understanding the effective use of quotations and paraphrasing. Clarifying what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.

7.      Facing the "impossible": managing time and materials, breaking down overwhelming assignments into manageable tasks, and understanding what your assignment means.


To make an appointment with a tutor, log into Starfish and click on ‘Academic Success Center’ on your home screen. For more detailed instructions, please see the attached flyer, the information on the Tutorials Page on MyCC, or click here>>.


This week we are excited to share the following announcements:


Introduction to the Cambridge College Online Library

Tuesday, July 5, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (EST) via Zoom. Click here to register >>

Cambridge College Librarian Jeff Cronin will provide an overview of the new Cambridge College Online Library and how it can help you. We will briefly introduce our library resources and services, including reference 24/7 and APA guides for citing sources. There will also be an opportunity for questions. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you need any additional information, please contact Jeff Cronin at


Canvas Training Course

If you need Canvas training, consider the self-guided Canvas training course. All students are automatically enrolled in the CST100: Canvas Student Training course. When you log into MyCC, go to the gray area left menu bar (Quick Links) where you will find a link to “Canvas.”  Click on that link for Canvas access. If you haven’t already accepted it, the top of the screen may display a message informing you of your enrollment in the CST100 Canvas Student Training. Click on “Accept,” and you are ready to begin the course starting at the “Home” page. This Canvas course is self-guided, not timed, and contains the same material covered in the live monthly scheduled Zoom sessions.  


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 on 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 classes! Do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need support. 


Tracy McLaughlin and your Student Success Team 



Tracy McLaughlin, Ph.D.  

Associate Provost 

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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