Academic Success

academicsuccess.pngMany students wait until it is too late in the semester to get the academic support they need.  Writing well organized and logical papers in English, proper citation, knowing how to prepare for exams, principles of good note-taking, class participation, and developing relationships with your professors can be quite overwhelming for international students studying in an American university. 

If you feel that you need support in any of these areas, please take advantage early in the semester and write to lescis@syr.edu for advice.  Please include your name, SU-ID and a description of the situation. A staff member will respond to your mail in a timely manner.  We also encourage you to use the resources listed below.

Campus Resources

  • SU Libraries
    Offering places to study and reference staff ready to answer your questions and guide you to the resources you need.  Face-to-face, phone, email, and online chat support available at Ask Us!
  • The Writing Program - 239 HB Crouse Hall
    Offering courses in writing each term.
  • The Writing Center, College of Arts and Science - 101 HB Crouse Hall
    Face-to-face, e-mail and online chat support.  Contact Jason Luther at jwluther@syr.edu or call (315) 443-2129 for an appointment.
  • Tutoring Services
  • The Academic Integrity Office (AIO) - 012 Bird Library
    Established to implement SU's Academic Integrity Policies and Procedures, thus promoting a commitment to honesty and integrity among all members of the university community.
  • Career Services - 235 Schine Student Center
    Career Services is a huge resource for students in any major, even those in their first year at SU.  The center can help with determining a major, thinking about possible career paths, interview coaching, resume and cover letter critiques, salary negotiation guidance, strategizing an internship or job search, using search engines and networking opportunities with alumni and employers through on-campus career fairs.
  • Links from the Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Program
    For additional items, click here. The library also has print/electronic resources to support undergrads enrolled in the "Writing Studios" and graduate students/faculty in the Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Doctoral Program.
  • Career Counseling for Graduates
    Learn how to write resumes, cover letters and CVs in an American style.  Get tips on finding a job in the U.S. and how to interview successfully in U.S. companies and organizations, including behavioral interviews. Discover key websites for researching the career world.  Contact Rosanne Ecker at recker@syr.edu or call (315) 443-3616 for an appointment.

Web Resources