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Get your writing and artwork published

Interested in getting published? Encounters Magazine is Baruch’s most prominent student-run literary and arts publication. The magazine is released once a semester and consists entirely of works created by members of the student body. We are currently accepting submissions for the Fall 2014 semester! All types of creative writing and visual submissions are encouraged! Every image entry automatically considered for our cover, and the winner receives a $100 gift card.

Submission deadlines:

Written submissions – Thursday, October 23rd
Art submissions – Sunday, November 2nd
Cover submissions (theme: Wanderlust) –  Sunday, November 9th

All images should be of 300DPI, and written pieces should not exceed 3,000 words. To submit, upload your pieces here: or email


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Welcome to our course website for ENG 2100 / Writing 1: Rhetorical Strategies for Writers, Fall 2014

The ability to think critically and write well are among the most valuable takeaways from your time in college. This course in rhetoric and composition forms part of a two-course sequence required of Baruch students as part of the CUNY Pathways required core, and follows an educational tradition going back 2500 hundred years to Aristotle.

This course introduces you to writing as a means of discovery. You’ll practice and share your written articulation of ideas as a community of writers. You’ll read a variety of intellectually challenging and thematically coherent texts in a range of genres. Throughout, the emphasis will be on writing and communication skills as processes involving multiple steps, including drafting, discussion, revision, and re-thinking. The work of the class is conducted in classroom, small-group, and one-on-one sessions.

The primary purpose of this course will be to enhance your writing skills and rhetorical sophistication, particularly with regard to argumentative prose. The goal is to prepare you not only for success in academic writing but also for effective participation in and critical understanding of the public and professional discourses of the “real” world beyond school.

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