Missouri State University

Writing Center @ the Bear Claw

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Summer 2014 Writing  Consultations by E-Mail!

During the summer semester, writers on and off campus can obtain advice regarding their manuscript only through e-mail consultation. No in-person appointments are possible! A paper may be in any stage of the writing process and writers may submit as often as they like. A writing consultant will read the manuscript and offer an overview of the text's strengths and weaknesses. Comments will be available as soon as possible, normally as follows:

1-5 pages: Up to 2 business days

6-10 pages: Up to 3 business days

Over 10 pages: Up to 5 business days

For more information, including how to submit, please visit the E-Mail Consultation page.

OUR MISSION: Empowering Success through Improved Writing Skills

The Writing Center is a welcoming place for you to gain advice on any writing assignment regardless of the course or topic. Whether you are just beginning an assignment or are in the final stages of a project, we can help! Undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and faculty use this free academic support service to workshop papers for their academic courses, creative writing, speeches, presentations, course syllabi, and articles intended for publication. It is the Writing Center’s philosophy that improved writing skills lead to educational and professional success in college and beyond.

Please visit the "Scheduling an Appointment" page to book your appointment in advance using our new 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. Writing consultations are free! One session per day is allowed.

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. Please book your appointments in advance! Should you have any questions, please contact the director under the Contact Us link.

 The Bear CLAW: A User's Guide

LOCATION: 1st Floor of Meyer Library - in the Bear CLAW (Center for Learning and Writing)

Meyer Library 1st Floor

Electronic Consultations

The last day for electronic submissions for the fall 2013 semester is Tuesday, December 3, 2013.


Missouri State University students don’t just attend seated classes in Springfield…

By E-Mail: If you are enrolled at a satellite location, in an online class, or a dual-credit course, an e-mail writing consultant is an alternative way to obtain advice regarding your manuscript (e.g., a paper for a course, a thesis chapter, an article for a journal, a letter, an application essay, creative writing). Your paper may be in any stage of the writing process.

A writing consultant will read and give you an overview of the text's strengths and weaknesses.


Live using Adobe Connect: If you prefer an interactive consultation, the Internet Consultations functions much like an in-person appointment in the Writing Centerlike the Writing Center except the consultations are held using Adobe Connect®, instead of a sit-down meeting. You'll have an interactive, collaborative learning session with a consultant. During this session, your consultant will work with you to answer questions, encourage problem solving, and create a stronger piece of writing.This service is for those enrolled at a satellite location, in an online class, or a dual-credit course. Hours are limited.



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