Writing a portfolio


Your ePortfolio will consist of several parts:

Portfolio Introduction (1000-1200 words)

The portfolio introduction evaluates how you did in the class and analyzes all of your writing contained in the portfolio, and will include the following:

Your analysis of the advancement of your writing through papers, participation, engagement, and the revision process in all its stages, including peer editing (with specific evidence for your evaluation taken from your own writing and the feedback you have received).
Your reasons for making the choices you made, and what you may have done differently; what you think you accomplished and what may need more work.
Your responses to the class texts and how these sources informed your own work and ideas.
Your answer to this: How did these assignments prepare you for life and work beyond 39B?

Beware: you should follow your instincts as well as your informed belief, not hubris or pathos. Consider what you did, what you could have done, what you believe you wanted to learn, etc. You should include your rationale, where you think you improved, where you could have done more, what you liked, what you didn’t.

Final Draft of Rhetorical Analysis and RIP

Your portfolio will include your RA and RIP as the culmination of your work in this class. You may reference and comment upon this in your portfolio introduction.

Artifacts (must include 5-7)

You will also include artifacts of your own choosing that indicate what are the important elements to your writing process. Be selective—this isn’t about including all of your work, but a few key moments that you might reference in your portfolio introduction or annotate here to indicate your changes in habit, reading and writing process, or learning moments.


Read through all of your previous work and look for changes in development
Read through your reflective writing and think about your growth
Consider what improvements you still might want to make over the last half of the quarter. How will you work to achieve these?
Think carefully about how you can use concrete evidence to illustrate the claims you’re making about your work.