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121.Portfolio

Your ENGL121 portfolio is a collection of work you accumulate throughout the term. It consists of all major projects for the course as well as selected writing you have done related to the class that you see as representative of your development this term. The portfolio itself will take shape in a Google Site that will, in its navigational menu, include the following items:

Home Page
1. P1 Campus Locations
2. P2 Routes Analysis
3. P3 Annotated Mile
4. Artifacts 1-2
5. Reflective Letter

Home Page
This will include a representative photograph (not necessarily a photo of you, though), and the text from your author blurb for the Celebration of Student Writing.

1. P1.Campus Locations
A complete copy of Project One. If you have revised the project, add "Revised" to the document header, and include the paragraph detailing the changes you've made as well as a note stating the date, time, and consultant for your visit to the University Writing Center.

2. P2.Routes Analysis
A complete copy of Project Two. If you have revised the project, add "Revised" to the document header, and include the paragraph detailing the changes you've made as well as a note stating the date, time, and consultant for your visit to the University Writing Center.

3. P3.Annotated Mile2
A copy of the essay portion of P3 and a link to the digital component.

4. Artifacts 1-2 with Revised/Expanded Paragraphs
Drawing on the mid-term learning outcome worksheets, select the two artifacts (invention portfolio pieces) representative of key lessons for you from the course. Write a paragraph of at least 100 words for each artifact explaining no more than two composing process or learning process outcomes. The two paragraphs should extend from the accounts you produced on the back of the worksheet, though you can choose a new artifact from the second half of the semester, if you wish.

5. Reflective cover letter
In a reflective cover letter of no more than 1000 words, recount the term, keying on particularly memorable moments of learning or process-awareness, A-ha! moments, or moments of insight. Discuss any relevant factors affecting your performance in the course. Provide commentary on any of the materials you have included in the portfolio.

As you assemble the artifacts associated with item 4, you might apply minor revisions and double-check to see that this work is especially representative of the writing you have done this semester. You do not necessarily need to select the strongest or most polished pieces, but you should include pieces you want to discuss or explain, pieces you want to cite as evidence of what you have learned.

Also, you do not have to convert the contents of .doc files to a web-friendly format. Instead, get to know the features in Google Sites that allow you to upload .doc files to Google Docs and then embed a Google Doc in a page on Google Sites. Rest assured that we will step through this process in class.

Your portfolio is due no later than Monday, December 17, at 11 a.m. You do not need to turn in a paper copy. Submit it to the appropriate dropbox in EMU Online simply by providing the hyperlink. No late portfolios will be accepted.

Contact Information

Derek N. Mueller, PhD
Associate Professor of Written Communication
Director of the First-year Writing Program
Department of English Language and Literature
Office: 613M Pray Harrold
Fall 2017 Office Hours: TR, 10:45-12:45
Phone: +1-734-985-0485
derek.mueller@emich.edu
http://derekmueller.net/rc/

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