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 Seminars (by Pam Tharp-Thompson)

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 4:00-5:00pm, Whitley Hall Rm 323
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 4:00-5:00pm, Whitley Hall Rm 323

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 Wednesdays
 4-5:30pm, Whitley Hall, Rm W-627

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

Science: Tuesdays and Thursdays
5-6:30pm, Whitley Hall, Rm W-325

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

English/Writing: Mondays and Tuesdays
4-5:30pm, Whitley Hall, Rm W-323

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!