PROJECT 4: REFLECTIVE ESSAY
How have you developed as a writer and researcher during WRIT 1633?For this project, you will create a portfolio in which you explore this question. To do this well, you’ll need toselect several examples of your writing, and you’ll need to write an essay in which you analyze andinterpret the pieces you’ve chosen.
what should I include in the portfolio?
Your final portfolio should consist of four pieces of writing. Please include three papers you have alreadywritten that illustrate the writing and research skills you developed in the course. One of which maycome from a DU course other than WRIT 1133 (for example, from WRIT 1122 or from any other course);you may use in-class writing or homework assignments in addition to “official” papers. The fourth piece isa reflective essay that describes and analyses those papers. To be most effective, the reflection willprobably need to be about three to four pages long. Choose three papers.
how should I write the reflective essay?
Your reflective essay should:
Explain the papers you’ve selected, describing the assignment for the work. Remember that most ofyour readers will be unfamiliar with your class.
Reflect on what you have learned through writing these assignments. Please refer to or quotespecific elements from your papers to illustrate your observations. You might also talk about your drafting. Try to connect your work to the concepts and strategies that your class emphasized.Your readers will value an ethos characterized by honesty, thoroughness, and thoughtfulness. In additionto discussing the strengths of your work this quarter, you might also discuss limitations of your papers. Andyou might also reflect on how your writing and researching abilities transfer to future writing situations.
how should I submit my portfolio?
Although you will be presenting four different writings, please cut and paste them into one singledocument. If one of your assignments isn’t paper (i.e., if it’s a video or a series of photos, etc.), theninclude a link to an online version of that project (e.g., to a YouTube video or a Flickr photo set) andmake sure that the online version of the project is available to the public.Appearing first in this document should be your reflective essay. The order of the other documents is upto you. If, due to format or file type, a particular project cannot be pasted into the combined document,please upload the file separately and include a note in your portfolio indicating the title of the extra fileyou have uploaded.Upload your portfolio to DU’s Assess-It system following these1.
Go to http://assess-it.du.edu2.
Log in to the system using your DU ID and passcode3.
You will see a list of all of your current assessment assignments. Click the 'Start' link next to eachassignment to beginYour portfolio is due on Asset-it when your final drafts are due on Google Docs: noon on Thursday, June 7.