serves as the final exam for this course.
Creating a portfolio
of your best polished work allows you to gain more experience in the revision
The portfolio project
requires that you review and process your work as a whole, allowing you
to better understand your growth as a writer and your performance in writing
four distinctly different types of essays.
You will revisit
and revise your first three formal essays during the last week of the course
and make both local and (some) global changes.
You will write a
600 word essay in which you briefly discuss each of your essays,
describe yourself as a writer (style, habits, likes, dislikes), and explore
how that has possibly changed since the beginning of the course.
This essay will serve as the introduction to your portfolio and can be
informal in tone. However, you should quote from at least
one of your essays in your portfolio essay. I recommend including
small excerpts from more than one essay.
You will hand in
your portfolio at our last regular class meeting. If we have time,
you will also present your portfolio to the class, choosing a short excerpt
from one of your essays to share with the class.