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Share your ideas with the world. Learn how to clearly and passionately express yourself through writing.

topics Writing

Skills & InterestCreativity

CareersArt & Communications

  • A student writes on a notepad while drinking coffee
  • Our graduation ceremony

Why choose Writing?

Developing good writing skills will help you succeed in any field you choose to study or work in. Writing courses count toward humanities credits required for most transfer degrees. If you're interested in a degree in writing, our faculty can advise you on the classes you should take at Chemeketa to enter into junior-level courses when you transfer to a university.

What will you learn?

By taking writing classes, you will learn how to research, write, and properly cite and format in a variety of styles. Additionally, you’ll learn about:

  • Basic and fundamental writing
  • Argument and research writing
  • Multimodal composition
  • Technical writing
  • College essays
  • Screenwriting
  • Playwriting
  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Creative nonfiction

What will you do?

The skills and practice you get in writing classes are valued in many professions. Writing students can work in many fields:

  • Technical writing
  • Journalism and reporting
  • Blogging and web content writer
  • Social media, public relations, and market research
  • Legal writing
  • Editing and publishing
  • Business and nonprofits
  • Teaching
  • Speech writing
  • Video game writing