final portfolio guidelines and portfolios

[portfolio guidlines for December and the end of the year will go here

aspects of previous year’s guidelines are below, FYI only -SD]

You will present your portfolios at the Verna Miller Case Symposium on April 28th. This is the important culmination of your year.


DRAFT

Your portfolios contain these elements at a minimum. You can add and adapt as you see fit as long as you work toward the spirit of what we’ve got below.
Your portfolio
• has a clear theme
• shows off your research paper
• represents your learning for the year
• has elements of definitions
• has some historical sensibilities
• brings some creative work

Try to incorporate all these items in some way:

  • an introduction or about page with directions for your readers and an acknowledgements section for image citations, your CC license, and any other acknowledgments; you may decide to divide this among more than one page. Extra points of you do not call this page “about.”
  • your two definitional essays: on the body/bodies (1000-2000 words, perhaps broken up across several pages)
    and on the humanities and of the Humanities (1000-2000 words, perhaps across several pages)
    • maybe include references and examples from each unit
    • maybe include and integrate images of pages from your notebook with your reading notes
    • Be sure to use Prof. Robb’s On Definitions primer and include it in your citations or acknowledgements section
  • revised examples of your writing in the course that connect to your portfolio theme; some writing (posts, notes, annotations) from each unit among the first 6 units would be ideal; connecting these examples to your theme and research paper in some way would be excellent
  • your research paper – the centerpiece of your portfolio, (2000-2500 words; use an in-page pdf viewer of some sort but also include a pdf download option); this should be linked to your other work in your portfolio
  • expanded and polished versions of at least two of campus event commentaries (at least one each from fall and spring); more are welcome
    link these to other parts of your portfolio
  • some kind of reflective responses to something in both unit 7 and unit 8 ; link and connect these to other parts of your portfolio in some meaningful way
  • something (or several things) new (creative, reflective, analytical, exegeticFYIal, hermeneutic, discursive—we have so many great models of different modes and genres in our course) by you that is a text; connect this to your experience in our course and link it to other relevant places in your portfolio
  • something (or things) new by you that is not a text (image or images, audio, video, something else?); connect this to your experience in our course and link it to other relevant places in your portfolio
  • something (or things) new (text or non-text) that is collaborative; connect this to your experience in our course and link it to other relevant places in your portfolio