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Student Success Center

Realize your Potential

Contact Us

College of Southern Maryland
Student Success Center

301-934-7657


La Plata Campus
LR Building, Room 120

For information regarding academic issues contact:

Laurie Cangelosi
301-934-7657
LCangelosi@csmd.edu

For information regarding testing contact:

Salman Zafarullah, Testing Center Manager
La Plata Testing Center: 301-934-7657
Testing_Center@csmd.edu

Leonardtown Campus
B Building, Room 111

For information regarding academic issues contact:

Beverly Dearstine-Russell
240-725-5329
beverlyr@csmd.edu 

For information regarding testing contact:

Jacqueline Dyson, Testing Center Manager
Leonardtown Testing Center: 240-725-5340
LEON_Testing_Center@csmd.edu

Prince Frederick Campus
PFA Building, Room 125

For information regarding academic issues contact:

Laura M. Robins
443-550-6042
lrobins@csmd.edu

For information regarding testing contact:

Linda Giles, Testing Center Manager
Prince Frederick Testing Center: 443-550-6040
PRIN_Testing_Center@csmd.edu

Traditional Workshops

Workshop Schedule

New Math 1000T Mini-Lectures

Attend a MTH 1000T Mini Lecture for a live teacher experience.  Click here for the current schedule.

Click on the name of the campus for the current schedule of Student Success Center Workshops.

La Plata  

Leonardtown

Prince Frederick

Who Can Come?
All CSM students are invited to attend any workshop they find valuable to their academic success, free of charge.

 
How Does It Work?
The Student Success Center (SSC) workshops are arranged on a drop-in basis and no appointments or registration is necessary.
 
Why Show Up?
The objective of SSC workshops is to answer a need we see and hear from students, staff, and faculty. We encourage students to be active learners, to recognize factors that influence your learning, and to share any individual issues in which you require assistance with the workshop leaders.
 
Other Workshops?
Student Success Center Coordinators can tailor lectures and presentations to fit your needs. For more information, visit our website at http://www.csmd.edu/StudentSuccess/traditionalworkshops.html.
 

Light refreshments will be served and prizes awarded

Workshop Offerings

Time Management

Approaches to better appreciate the importance of time management, mainly associated with improved study skills.
Presentation duration: 30 minutes

Learning Styles

Based on Neil Fleming's VAK model, this demonstration aids students in pinpointing their learning styles.
Presentation duration: 30 minutes

Notetaking Skills

Learn the importance of a good set of notes. Discover, recollect, and review customary and innovative strategies, simple activities and cues to take, maintain, and utilize proper notes.  Examine the repository of information and resources currently available to CSM students.

Study Skills Overview

Wide-ranging examination of current study strategies such as note taking, reading for understanding, critical thinking skills, and information application.
Presentation duration: approximately 30 minutes

Test Preparation

Strategies to be used throughout the semester to prepare for test, suggestions for reducing test anxiety, and tips for test day.
Presentation duration: approximately 20 minutes

Special Requests

Student Success Center Coordinators can tailor lectures and presentations to fit your needs. We are happy to work with college staff and student leaders to provided training workshops especially configured for a program, event, or population. You may submit your request by email at least 3 weeks in advance to allow adequate time to arrange a presenter. Expect to receive confirmations of your request via e-mail. 

Planning for Presenters

There are particular periods during the school year when Student Success Center Coordinators’ availability is restricted. Consequently, your preparation and consideration during the following times are greatly appreciated:
  • The first 2-3 weeks of each semester
  • Winter, spring or fall breaks