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An innovative hub
for multimodal composition
and practice of writing craft

The Writing Institute works to help scaffold writing skills across the curriculum, and offers printed resources and workshops that support writing projects common to the Antioch experience, including the Life Aims Paper, the self-design major Statement of Inquiry, Senior theses, and the Senior Reflection Paper—as well as technical writing support for the co-op resume, cover letter, and digital portfolio. Writing mentorship includes faculty consultations, peer tutoring, the Alumni Writers Program, student-led writing groups, and faculty-led writeins. The Writing Institute and program at Antioch College also fosters opportunities in multimodal composition and the Digital Liberal Arts, creative nonfiction, reportage, literary journalism, writing immersions, public readings, Writers-in-Residence, and community outreach.

The Writing Program

Minimum Requirement

Prior to graduation, students are expected to master written communication ability that demonstrates development and effective expression of ideas and arguments in writing. This involves learning how to work in a variety of genres and styles. Written communication skills and abilities are developed through iterative experiences across the curriculum.

As part of the general education curriculum, students must complete two courses in composition: 

  • ENG 101 or ENG 105 English Composition 
  • and ENG 251 Expository Writing

Beyond General Education

In addition to satisfying general education requirements, students may also incorporate both creative and analytical writing into the design of their major. Faculty regularly teach the following: 

  • Advanced Expository Writing  
  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Lyric Essay
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Translation
  • Community Reporting Practicum