Your portfolio essay will be uploaded to Moodle for grading; it will also serve as the home page for your portfolio. You will use it to outline your learning and then point your audience to various places within your blog for evidence. This means you will need to add links to point to various pages and/or posts. Here’s an example.
Let’s use today’s paragraph as an example.
Personally, I would say the “understanding of writing be a process of making meaning, requiring multiple drafts and revision” would be the most important information that I took away from my first writing course in college. For as many years that I have been writing, I have liked to think that my first or second copy is the best that I can possibly do. Being a perfectionist, I like to think that after my struggle of getting started that once I get going, my paper is the best. Yes, that is probably very egotistical and I do not mean to be. I guess that it did not help much that I still did pretty well on my papers throughout high school without much revision. In the eyes of most students, I guess you could say that I was lucky; I barely had to revise my papers and I still got a good grade on them. However, it took my first semester as a college student to understand that it is okay to ask others for their opinions, and that it is always okay to have numerous rough drafts. Throughout my entire process of writing drafts and final copies this semester, I kept Anne Lamott’s story, Shitty First Drafts in my mind. [Naturally this article is on the class blog. Remember how you created a link to your animoto by going to your animoto site and “cutting and pasting” the url? You can do the same to link to my blog — provide your audience with a link of the Project 1 assignment page. Another idea is to access the article, save it to your media file, and use the “Add Media” feature.] … Now, just because they may be putting their own input into my paper, it does not mean that my paper lost any of its value; I believe it actually gained meaning. For example with the Literacy Autobiography assignment, we began by writing a timeline of our literacy events [Naturally you will link to your timeline and not the post I have selected here] and then create a draft for a peer review. I would then have to work on another draft with the help of their input and fine- tune it. If my fine-tuning would not work, I would repeat the process over and over until I found what I was looking for. [View how my Literacy Autobiography changed from my Rough Draft to my Final copy by clicking here.] [I think you get the idea now.] I felt more confident when writing and constructing each of my projects this semester. The more that I write, the more that I can make myself a better writer. The better writer that I become overtime, the better that I can communicate successfully with whatever audience that I am writing for.