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  • Portfolio Process Requirements - Thomas
    topics we need to cover in order for you to write the pieces for your portfolio and specify the context you imagine you are writing them in After surveying the class I will put a copy of the master schedule on our class page Any changes to that schedule will be posted in Daily messages on the forum Each student is responsible for keeping track of the schedule and for meeting his her deadlines You will lose 2 participation points for each day past a deadline that you turn something in Keep in mind that you must turn everything in even if it is late Documenting sources Everyone will submit an annotated bibliography which lists all sources consulted and cited This bibliography must include both sources used in writing and used for context analysis All material used in writing which is not the writer s personal experience must be documented or referenced in some way but the style depends on the target audience When you analyze your target publications be sure to look for documentation style used therein Make and keep copies of all sources I may ask to see them Feedback You are required to obtain feedback from me at least once for each piece that ends up in your portfolio If a piece appears in your portfolio that I ve never seen nor heard about from you I reserve the right to reject it That feedback may consist of a conference between us about your ideas plans or early draft OR you may submit a draft In either case you will direct the feedback by asking me specific questions Please don t hand or e mail me a draft and ask What do you think Take responsibility for your writing and use me as a reader fellow writer

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  • Portfolio Explanation (Harper)
    you keep up with deadlines On April 27 you will turn in all the work you have done research collecting notes homework drafts etc along with the final draft s of the paper s you have selected as your best work Why Research but mainly experience has shown me that writers learn and perform best when they have multiple opportunities to try fail learn think get feedback and revise I would also argue that the only way to learn to write is by doing so Compiling a portfolio gives you such opportunities You will have several weeks to write arguments as you learn more about argument Then you will choose your best work revise and polish it and receive grades for both the work you do process and the quality of your best work final papers What will be in the portfolio Everything you write between now and April 27 Your goal is to show the step by step process you took in learning and writing as you compiled the portfolio All homework freewriting research materials notes drafts and workshop materials get turned in As always you will identify your final draft s of your best work and include them as well How will the portfolio be graded You grade will have two parts Part one is process and that includes showing all the work you have done There will be certain minimum requirements that will be discussed later Some people will do more than the minimum If you meet the minimum requirements you get an A on process If things are missing or deadlines haven t been met your grade will be reduced accordingly Part one accounts for 20 of your portfolio grade Part two is the final papers These are worth the other 80 of your portfolio grade The minimum requirement is 12 pages as I have informed you You may exceed the minimum if you discuss your plans with me in advance You may meet the minimum requirement for final papers in the following ways One twelve page paper Two six page papers One four page and one eight page paper Three three to five page papers These papers will be graded on criteria for effective argumentation and academic writing in general We will learn about and develop these criteria as we go What kind of feedback will we get You will continue to work together informally and in planned workshops in class You may also choose to work with classmates or others outside of class These others may include Writing Center consultants In addition I will comment on intervention drafts These are drafts you may submit to me for quick turnaround focused comments You may submit intervention drafts to me on the dates specified I will read these drafts quickly and make note of the one or two most important areas I feel you need to address first in revision Consider my comments but one source among many and please do not expect me to point

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  • Portfolio Grading (Holtcamp)
    terms of effectiveness because they are able to compare pieces as they prepare their portfolio and write their extensive postscripts These postscripts prompt them to review their writing processes over the long term as they prepare a portfolio of their writing I also believe that having students submit portfolios requires students to take responsibility for their education They must make more choices concerning whether or not their writing is effective and prepared for their audience and readers They must stay organized Students must stay on top of things because there are more due dates to be aware of for drafts and sections of the portfolio Portfolios tend to give students a sense of accomplishment The following is how I present portfolio evaluation in the policy and procedure sheet 2 Portfolio Grading The first eight weeks of the semester you will be working on a portfolio You must prepare one portfolio of your best work The portfolio must include at least 12 pages and must include at least 2 pieces but no more than three pieces Drafts must be submitted in each portfolio As an instructor I want to be able to verify that each student s writing is improving and that students are working to hone their writing skills and abilities No credit will be given to portfolios that do not have drafts included and do not show that the writer has been revising the pieces throughout the course of the eight weeks Each piece included in the portfolio must have been workshopped in class and the workshop sheet must be submitted with the piece in the portfolio 3 Drafts in progress From time to time I will ask that you submit a draft in progress for me to comment on When I read these drafts I will suggest possible

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  • Portfolios: Promises, Problems, Practices (Kiefer)
    Practices Kiefer Definition Students collect of their best writing once twice or three times during a term Some teachers set limits on the kinds of papers some require a certain number of pages Promises Rationale As a teacher of comp I struggled with ways to make practices match my preaching I encouraged revision in writing process but grading practices seemed to cut off revision prematurely Then I discovered portfolios They encourage revision through the entire time allotted to the portfolio or even through the entire semester promote multiple readings of work in progress to shape writing effectively for audience and purpose encourage effective peer review peers might see the same paper several times encourage students to ask for teacher intervention more frequently in process encourage self evaluation students must choose their best pieces offer safe opportunities to experiment and give students time and space to develop ideas Problems Students wait until the last minute to begin writing Solution Assign regular due dates or regularly scheduled workshops at which drafts are required and checked Takes too much time No Solution When the final portfolios come in it s like taking two or three sets of papers home at once So portfolios definitely will not save time But I spend much less time on intervention drafts than I used to on final papers and if I ve seen most of the final portfolio pieces in draft I don t have to spend as much time on them as I would on a brand new piece If students don t take the initiative to ask for intervention some students can go for a long time without feedback Solution Regular workshops will give all students frequent opportunities for peer review Another Solution Occasionally I require an intervention draft from everyone I spend so much

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  • Traditional And/Or Portfolio Grading? (Gogela)
    culminated in a number of portfolios over the course of a semester Currently I m using a system that combines traditional and portfolio grading to accommodate not only some of my students needs but my own as well Obviously there are disadvantages to traditional grading a Students are tempted to write for a grade Once they have that grade they re stuck for better or worse A student who receives an A may rest on his or her laurels for the rest of the semester and not grow much as a writer Worse yet a student who fails the first assignments will be discouraged for the rest of the semester hate writing and my guts What s a good teacher to do b Traditional grading can also lead to choppy assignments I like to work with sequences that culminate in a major project so it s difficult to smack a grade on bits and pieces of the process Alas portfolio grading does not solve all problems either a No matter how well I explain the concept in writing and rhetoric some students don t understand that this is a GIFT Every time I collect intervention drafts for instance a couple of dodos will say I didn t put much work into this because you re not grading it anyway Grrrr Most of the time this is more of a self discipline time management problem on the part of the student rather than a problem with the system b Of course instructors are not immune to time management problems either Depending on the required content of a portfolio how many classes preps I happen to have that semester and what else is going on in my life I may have to do some serious juggling of priorities builds character Since both

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  • Defining the Humanities
    Portfolio Grading Holtcamp Portfolios Promises Problems Practices Kiefer Traditional And Or Portfolio Grading Gogela Defining the Humanities Collaborative Activity Myers Humanities Defined Myers Text Analysis Text Analysis Assignments Text Analysis Activities Individual Topics Individual Topic Assignments Individual Topic Activities Reflective Writing Print Friendly Page Authors Contributors Defining the Humanities At the beginning of the course some students may need the most general context setting to understand the specific work of

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  • Collaborative Activity - Myers
    Holtcamp Portfolios Promises Problems Practices Kiefer Traditional And Or Portfolio Grading Gogela Defining the Humanities Collaborative Activity Myers Humanities Defined Myers Text Analysis Text Analysis Assignments Text Analysis Activities Individual Topics Individual Topic Assignments Individual Topic Activities Reflective Writing Print Friendly Page Authors Contributors Collaborative Activity Myers In groups of five review your humanities definitions Combine what you have to make one workable master definition Then write that definition on

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  • Humanities Defined - Myers
    Syllabus Thomas Portfolios Portfolio Overview Thomas Portfolio Process Requirements Thomas Portfolio Explanation Harper Portfolio Grading Holtcamp Portfolios Promises Problems Practices Kiefer Traditional And Or Portfolio Grading Gogela Defining the Humanities Collaborative Activity Myers Humanities Defined Myers Text Analysis Text Analysis Assignments Text Analysis Activities Individual Topics Individual Topic Assignments Individual Topic Activities Reflective Writing Print Friendly Page Authors Contributors Humanities Defined Myers How do we define the humanities Dictionary Definition The branches of learning such as philosophy or languages that investigate human constructs and concerns as opposed to natural processes But what does that mean The humanities such as classical and modern languages literature history and philosophy have the overall goal of the exploration and explanation of human experience Some would include the fine arts music art dance and drama in the humanities but others view the arts as a separate category We include the interpretation of the fine arts in this course In most disciplines in the humanities written texts are extremely important especially in history philosophy and literature Historians attempt a systematic documentation and analysis of events related to a particular people country or period Literary authors and artists attempt to capture for others their own human experiences

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