Hello everyone– attached is a sample final portfolio reflection assignment tailored to Spring 2020. Feel free to use it as much or as little of it as you like.
You are also welcome to use an assignment of your own. If you do, please make sure to have the students quote from and respond to their own writing and to think deeply about the trajectory of their learning this semester. Make sure you structure it in some way that you’re not just getting a meandering list of reflections, but a piece of writing with some thought behind it.
Regarding the portfolio: I have a sculpture background, so I think about a writing portfolio the same way I think of a sculpture portfolio. That is, what do I want to show off? What is my trajectory as an artist? What I’m trying to get at here is you can ask students to submit reflections or 1 or 2 carefully chosen homework assignments in their portfolios, if those homework assignments are something they are particularly proud of or tell the reader something about their writerly trajectory.
Tomorrow (Mon April 27) Christine and I will be on Zoom at 3 pm for an optional meeting to talk about the final reflection and portfolios some more–if you want. Link below!