Writing Center at the Bear CLAW

Welcome to the Writing Center!

Our mission is to empower you to improve your writing skills. Whether you are just beginning an assignment or are in the final stages of a project, we can help can offer advice on any writing assignment regardless of course or topic.

Undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and faculty use this academic support service to workshop papers for their academic courses, creative writing, speeches, presentations, course syllabi, and articles intended for publication. It is our philosophy that improved writing skills lead to educational and professional success in college and beyond.

How can the Bear CLAW help you?

Enjoy this video created by students Mariah Holmes, Danyelle Manning, Annika Berntsen, and Emi Siplingeror for Mr. Alex Johnson's GEP 101 class:



We are closed on Saturday, study day, finals week, during intersession, on university-sanctioned holidays, the first two days of classes, and whenever the university is closed.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Sunday: 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Writing consultations are free! One session/one paper per day is allowed.

PHONE (Reception Desk): 417-836-6398

Please visit the Scheduling an Appointment page to book your appointment in advance using our online system. However, no appointment is necessary...simply walk in the door during our regular business hours to be seen on a first come, first served basis during the fall and spring semesters. Please book your appointments in advance! Should you have any questions, please contact the director under the Contact Us link.

Group Papers: Please note that the Writing Center consultants cannot edit papers; thus, all group members must be present in order for the session to proceed.

The Bear CLAW: A User's Guide

TutorTrac Link (to schedule your appointment yourself)

We are located on the first floor of Meyer Library in the Bear CLAW (Center for Learning and Writing):

Meyer Library 1st Floor


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