Rhētorikós: Excellence in Student Writing is an online journal that publishes the most outstanding student writing composed in Fordham University’s core writing classes, Composition I and II. Published once each fall and spring semester, the journal provides undergraduate students with the experience of preparing prose for publication and the prestige of publishing writing early in their academic careers. This project promotes the Ignatian concept of eloquentia perfecta, or the ability to make clear, rhetorically persuasive, sound arguments, by encouraging students to achieve excellence in the art of writing.
Essays are submitted on a voluntary basis by Composition teachers in the fall and spring semester. Submissions are evaluated in a blind review process by the Rhētorikós editorial board. Those essays chosen to appear in the journal are returned to students with readers’ comments, revised by the students, and resubmitted for publication. For more information on the publication process, including timetables, deadlines, and other information, contact us at FordhamRhetorikos@gmail.com.