Academic Support Services for Students

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Bear CLAW

The Center for Learning and Writing, known as the Bear CLAW, focuses on supporting students through an learning environment that encourages social interaction and collaborative work. Staffed by students trained in best learning practices, the Bear CLAW includes subject area tutoring, peer mentors and coaches, the Writing Center, office hours for GA’s and study session leaders, and delivers a variety of workshops designed to improve student success and retention.

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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 offer advice on any writing assignment regardless of course or topic.

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Presentation Center

The Presentation Center's mission is to enhance communication skills and offer helpful advice for students enrolled in COM 115. We provide one-on-one consultations and small group workshops with peer consultants and communication professionals.

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Schedule a tutoring session

Our peer tutors, mentors, coaches and graduate assistants are here to assist you as you progress through your classes. The Bear CLAW offers MSU students this free service focusing on high demand general education courses.

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Course Mentoring Program

Part of the Peer Assisted Study Session (PASS) Program, course mentoring sessions are a series of academic enhancement group sessions for students taking historically difficult courses.