Academic Success Center
Office of Academic Support Services
SUNY-ESF is an institution of higher learning where intellectual and personal growth and development are fostered, excellence is pursued, and the highest standards of academic integrity are upheld by all members of the academic community — faculty, staff and students. It is expected that all students will become familiar with and abide by the ESF Code of Student Conduct, which delineates proper behavior and academic conduct.
The Academic Success Center, located in Moon Library Rm. 109, was created to help students succeed academically. As the 'home base' for the Office of Academic Support Services, it plays an integral part in providing a variety of academic support services for students to help them realize their educational goals. The ASC offers peer tutoring, drop-in writing support, drop-in math support, success resources, a computer lab, and time management/study skill development.
- Success Resources
The ASC has resource materials to help students with study skills, time management, and test preparation. Students can take a Learning and Study Strategy Inventory or form a study group and utilize one of the white boards or computers located in the Center. The “Success at ESF” website offers a one-stop shop for proven advice about what it takes to succeed at ESF.
- Computer Lab
The ASC computers are available for tutoring sessions, group study and independent work. Students can utilize the computers to prepare for the GRE, work on a project, or study for an upcoming exam. Schedules for use are posted in the center.
- Peer Tutoring
Through the Peer Tutoring Program, the service of a qualified undergraduate or graduate tutor may be available to any ESF undergraduate student who feels a need for academic support in meeting the demands of ESF courses in which one is currently enrolled. Priority is given to lower-division undergraduate courses. Requests for tutoring in specialized courses will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Tutoring is offered in both drop-in large group sessions and individual/small group sessions.
- Writing Resource Center
The Writing Resource Center (WRC) is designed for those students who have questions and need assistance in writing. The WRC addresses a range of concerns, from grammar to organization and from development to style. The WRC’s tutors offer assistance in various stages of the writing process including: brainstorming ideas, preparing drafts, revising, or finalizing a final draft.
- Math Lab
The Math Lab is designed to assist students with Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and other math courses taught at ESF. Students can drop-in with questions on homework or to gain clarity before a quiz or exam.
Academic Support Workshop Series
During the academic year, the Office of Academic Support Services staff provides a variety of workshops ranging in topics from: Time Management, Study Skill development, and Finals Preparation tips. Stop by the ASC or the Office of Academic Support Services for more information and dates for this semester’s workshops.