Composition in writing refers to the process of putting words and phrases together in a meaningful manner. Most college freshmen are required to take a class in composition as part of the core curriculum.

Composition courses involve learning how to write non-fiction reports and essays. These classes also involve learning the best way to go about writing and following the basic writing process, which includes brainstorming, outlining, drafting, revising, editing and rewriting. A composition can take the form of a persuasive or argumentative paper, digital media, letter or financial report, and it can spread across a variety of genres and academic disciplines.