Composition is

  • a text a student composes for schoolwork
  • a work of art
  • a course of study.
    • In high school and college, students in the U.S. take coursework in academic writing.
  • an academic discipline (Writing Studies).

*Alternative Titles: Composition may also be referred as First-Year Writing, Academic Writing, Writing in the Disciplines.

Related Concepts: Writing Processes; Composition Studies

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