Today we began discussing the final portfolio project in class. Together we went over the assignment sheet for the portfolio and discussed the purpose of the assignment, both for you as the student, for me as the instructor, and for the Writing and Communication Program as a department.
After talking about the assignment in general, we narrowed in and focused on the self-reflection essay, including the purpose of the essay, guidelines for approaching the essay, and how to best use Mahara to enhance the visual and organizational elements of the essay. I then gave you some time to work with a partner to brainstorm ideas for how to start the self-reflection essay.
- Begin drafting self-reflection essay – bring draft of essay to class on Monday, April 24 for peer review
- Begin considering which artifacts might be best for your portfolio -outline or brain map which ones you think might fit the requirements for the portfolio and the argument you want to make in your self-reflection essay
- Check TSquare to make sure you aren’t missing anything and to make sure all of your grades are accurately represented in the gradebook.
- IF YOU COMPLETED THE EXTRA CREDIT BLOG POST: If you have not already, please decide where you want your extra credit points assigned (participation or to replace a previous blog post grade). You must notify Dr. Fitz of your decision no later than April 26. It is possible for extra credit points applied to the Participation category to push your grade above 150/150.