CSS - Student Resources and Events

CSS Workshops/Activities

All workshops & activities will be on the Montgomery campus and are available to active students, new students, and prospective students.  

 English/Writing Seminar (by Pam Tharp-Thompson)

Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 4-5pm, Whitley Hall Room 141/142

Stress Management Workshop (by Monica Barnes, Alabama Cares Coordinator)

Thursday, August 28,  2019,  4-5pm, Whitley Hall Room 141/142

Note Taking Skills (by Dr. Brittni Jones)

Thursday, August 29, 2019 4-5pm, Whitley Hall Room 525

Leadership & Goal Setting Seminar (by Dr. Duane Gunn, Leadership Development)

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 3-4:30pm, Whitley Hall Room 141/142


Academic Support Resources

Handouts and worksheets on the below topics are available for students to use as needed. To request access to these resources, contact us.


Need Help With Writing?

A Few Myths about Sentences
Agreement Rules
Apostrophe Usage
Articles: Using A, An, and The
Comma Splices
Confused Words
Dependent Clauses
Easily Misspelled Words
Grammar Review
Helpful Grammar Information
Omitted Word Endings
Subject-Verb Agreement
Subordinating Ideas
Uses of the Comma
Using Participles
Using Passive and Active Voice

A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing a Research Paper
Annotated Bibliography
APA Documentation Guide
APA - Numbers and Tables
APA - Quoting
APA - Sample Paper
APSA Documentation Guide
Basic Rules for Avoiding Plagiarism
Chicago (Turabian) Documentation
Citing Quotations
Incorporating Sources
MLA Documentation Guide
Outline for Psychology Research
Plagiarism—Making Sure You Are Safe
Quoting, Paraphrasing, Summarizing
Referring to the Works of Others in Your Text
Sample Research Outline
Taking Notes

Answering Essay Questions
Logical Fallacies
Writing a Book Review
Writing a Journal Review
Writing a Summary

A Writer's Checklist
Adding Action and Clarity to Writing
Avoiding Clichés in Writing
Body Paragraph Outline
Checklist for a Final Edit
Essay Outline
How to Start a Paper
Outlining the Speech or Essay
Proofread & Edit
Proofread & Revise
Proofreading Techniques
Thesis Statements
Thought Starters: Asking the Right Questions
Transitions and Linking Expressions
Where to Start a Paper
Writing an Essay
Writing Conclusions
Writing the Essay


Need Help Making Sure Everything Adds Up?

Signed Numbers (rules)
Solving Equations
Test Your Basic Algebra IQ
A Quick Little Algebra Test

Identify Terms?
Use the Distributive Property to Remove Parentheses?
Describe Numbers by Set Affiliation?
Simplify Fractions?
Change Mixed Numbers to Fractions?
Multiply Fractions?
Divide Fractions?
Add Fractions?
Subtract Fractions?
Change Decimals to Fractions?
Change Fractions to Decimals?
Add Decimal Fractions?
Subtract Decimal Fractions?
Multiply Decimal Fractions?
Divide Decimal Fractions?
Interpret Inequality Signs?
Add Real Numbers?
Subtract Real Numbers?
Multiply Real Numbers?
Divide Real Numbers?
Apply the Order of Operations?
Evaluate Expressions Containing Variables?
Utilize the Properties of the Real Number System?
Evaluate Exponents?
Identify Like Terms?
Remove Parentheses When the Parentheses Are Preceded by a Plus or a Minus Sign?
Completely Simplify an Expression?
Identify Linear Equations?

Practice Test 1
Practice Test 2
Practice Test 3
Practice Test 4
Practice Final


Tutoring Sessions (In Person)

CSS Montgomery - Free Tutoring for Troy Students 

Math: Mondays and Tuesdays
 4-5:30pm, Whitley Hall, Rm W-628

Help for MTH 0096, MTH 1100, MTH 1105, Calculus I & II courses! 

Science: Tuesdays and Thursdays
5-6:30pm, Whitley Hall, Rm W-327

Help for biology, other biological sciences, general chemistry, earth science & physical science!

English/Writing: Mondays and Tuesdays
4-5:30pm, Whitley Hall, Rm W-623

Help for writing assignments, including discussion posts, essays & research writing!

Can't make the in-person tutoring times? For online tutoring resources, click here and scroll down to the Online Tutoring section.

Call us at (334) 241-5407 or email cssmontgomery@troy.edu to sign-up!