Lane’s Writing Program will prepare you to meet the requirements of your program and help you successfully navigate the demands of your other college classes and professional life! Writing courses will enhance your mind and sharpen your writing skills to help you excel at whatever you put your mind to.

The Writing Program and You

Whether you’re taking a writing class because it’s a requirement for your program or because you want to boost your communication skills, Lane has the right class for you. You can further explore your interest in writing by taking classes in Literature and Creative Writing!

What will you learn in the Writing program?

Through our classes both in-person and online, you’ll learn to:

  • Read and analyze college level texts
  • Employ a flexible writing process
  • Compose college level texts using various technologies and formats
  • Use the Lane library as well as other research tools effectively
  • Reference the ideas and research of others into your own writing ethically
  • Apply your critical thinking skills to create projects and essays on a variety of topics

Being a successful writer is about more than being “good at writing.” Lane’s writing classes focus on helping you cultivate the reading, research, and planning skills you’ll use in future coursework and in your professional life. By learning to recognize the structure and defining features of different kinds of texts, writing courses provide a you with a framework you can apply to any writing task from cover letters to lab reports.

What can you do next?

All programs require at least one writing class, whether you’re planning on transferring to a four-year school or completing your degree at Lane. Interested in a career in grant writing, technical writing, or copywriting? The Oregon Arts Transfer Degree (AAOT) will help you take the classes you need to transfer to a four-year institution to earn your degree and launch your career. Because the AAOT is a transfer degree, you’ll take a wide variety of classes in math, science, arts & letters, and more, preparing you for junior level status at most Oregon four-year schools.

Personal attention from engaging faculty

In the Writing Program, you’ll never take a class with more than 26 students, and your class will always be taught by a highly qualified instructor whose focus is on creating a positive learning environment and supporting you. This means that you will always have the opportunity to get to know your instructor and classmates. In addition, The Writing Center+ offers support from experienced peer tutors and professional Instructional Specialists in the Writing Center+, online, and even sends tutors into many writing classes.

Get to know the Writing faculty and advisors

The faculty and advisors for the program can help you meet your career goals. They can answer any program specific questions you might have, and help you find opportunities outside of the classroom. Advisors will help you schedule your classes and plan for the future. You’ll work with them to create a term by term planner that meets your needs and goals to ensure you complete your degree. And if you’re planning on transferring to a four-year school they can help you take the classes you need to count towards your bachelor's degree.

Attending classes at Lane

Lane’s main campus is tucked into the foothills of the Oregon Cascades, providing a stunning landscape for your education. With incredible resources on campus like advising, tutoring services, the library, First Year Experience and so many more, you have the opportunity to make the most out of your degree. Lane also offers student housing at Titan Court in downtown Eugene, next to our Mary Spilde Center. Ready to learn more? Schedule a campus tour to explore our beautiful campus and amazing facilities.