Allegheny writing students put theory into practice

We’ll help you recognize the ideas and perspectives that shape your own and earlier times. By cultivating a sensitivity to and healthy skepticism about the subtlety and power of language, you’ll become educated in the fullest sense.

Our English students expand their skills through experiential learning, creative research, internships, study away, and more.

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Experiential learning

As a writing student at Allegheny, your nose won’t be stuck in your books. You’ll have the opportunity to take the skills you learn in the classroom and put them into action.

Our students broaden and refine their abilities through multiple experiential learning opportunities, including:

  • The Campus, Allegheny’s weekly student newspaper
  • Allegheny Review, a nationally-known undergraduate literary magazine
  • Overkill, an Allegheny-specific literary magazine
  • Writing Fellows: trained peer consultants in the Maytum Center for Student Success
  • Student readings and national conferences: share your work with our learning community and beyond
Single Voice Reading Series

The Single Voice Reading Series provides students with an opportunity to hear and meet nationally known writers. Readers have included John Updike, Carolyn Forché, Tobias Wolff, Jane Hirshfield, W.D. Snodgrass, Richard Blanco, Robert Olen Butler, Henri Cole, Edward Hirsch, Afaa Michael Weaver, Tim O’Brien, and Mark Doty.

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Student-Faculty Collaboration

Many writing minors carry out independent humanities research or collaborative research with faculty in addition to the Senior Comp.

Allegheny’s Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities provides funding for student research during the summer and for travel to regional and national conferences throughout the year. 

Recent Internships

Crawford County READ Program

Service Learning

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