Assignment 25665

Purposes of Unit 4 Reflective Portfolio
Deep Revision Strategies
Editing and proofreading strategies
Reflection of strategies and skills developed through the first 3 units
Assignment Description
Throughout the semester, we have focused on developing writing skills related to creating well-developed ideas and meaningful connections with your audience. We also discussed how writing is a process—not a ‘one and done’ action.
For your final reflective project, you’ll have the opportunity to continue revisions on your essays throughout the semester, making deep revisions on at least 1 of the three essays. You will also have the opportunity to test out proofreading and editing strategies to find ones that work best for your writing process. In addition to the changes to your essays from units 1-3, you will also compose a new reflective essay (of around 1200-1500 words) that considers the transformations that took place for your writing identity over the course of the semester. Below are further details for each component.
Revised Unit Essays
Review the essays you have written in units 1-2. After reading over each essay, choose 1 out of the 3 to deeply revise for your reflective project. This essay does not have to be the best essay you wrote or the worst essay. The best way to make this decision is to see which essay you are most passionate about or that you are most urged to continue working on.
While you are invited to revise all three essays, in class throughout this unit we will focus your energy on one that you can highlight as your strongest work in your portfolio. The other two essays you will want to proofread and edit to the best of your ability before final submission.
Reflective Essay
For this final project, you also should create a coherent text that considers how your own reading, composing, and design strategies have transformed throughout the course of the semester. One way to think about this is to imagine it as your own ‘artist statement.’
To offer evidence of your composing choices, you will want to fold in:
Quotes or excerpts from the reflective writing you completed in class throughout the semester
Descriptions of some of the major “aha” moments in your writing throughout the semester and what/who inspired those changes. This means you may consider how time-planning, reading, note-taking, writing, revising, workshopping, visiting the Writing Center, and/or conferencing informed your writing process. Feel free to also discuss any other experiences (within or outside of our course) that led you to make the decisions you did in your writing.
The means by which you obtained the ‘learning objectives’ and/or course goals (listed on syllabus and on each unit essay prompt)
A carefully constructed description of the choices you made in your deeply revised essay and why.
Your final reflective statement should include written text, but you can also feel free to incorporate other writing strategies and approaches as appropriate to your rhetorical situation (including images or using different fonts for example). Feel free to be creative with this writing. For example, you may consider folding in your own comic, photos, handwritten notes, etc. to help back up your descriptions.
You will submit your final portfolio as a single document, arranging your essays in an order of your choice.
Learning Outcomes:
The reflective portfolio will:
Include three revised essays: a personal narrative, a rhetorical analysis, and an exploratory project. One of these three essays must demonstrate evidence of ‘deep revision’

Include a critical reflective essay that…Discusses how your rhetorical situation influenced the evolution of your portfolio through multiple revisions, specifically highlighting your deeply revised essays and it’s many revisions.
Examines and justifies your writing choices and explains what kind of feedback was most helpful in shaping them.
Demonstrates clarity and organization.
Conveys a consistent and appropriate ethos through language, design, and formatting choices.
Makes purposely grammar and mechanics choices that enhance the reader’s understanding of the purpose.