o 2-3 weaknesses (areas in which you need more development).
· Identify 2-3 examples of each strength and weaknesses you find.
o evidence must come from the two graded essays (i.e., process analysis and cause and effect) and one other assignment (e.g., the “Q” group assignment or the Oral Presentation).
2. Reflect: write a 2-4 page reflective self-analysis about your writing as a whole.
To write a strong self-analysis, go beyond listing examples of your strengths and weaknesses. Show why the cited examples are strengths or weaknesses by connecting them to course objectives (provide examples from student writing).
· Using the evidence you gathered in step 1 ( of strengths and weaknesses), demonstrate
o whether and how this portfolio demonstrates your progress on the course objectives of
· Aim for an honest self-assessment that highlights both your strengths and weaknesses:
o cite specific pages and passages from your writing to support your analysis.
o comment briefly on how you will transfer the knowledge and skills you developed in this class to future classes and/or your career. Format your essay in MLA style (i.e., typed, double-spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, citations).
o see instructions below on how to organize this essay.
Organizing Your Reflective Self-Analysis
As your final essay for the course, the reflective self-analysis should showcase your writing ability. Use the skills you have honed throughout the semester to produce an essay that is clear, coherent, organized, developed, supported, well proofread, and formatted in MLA style.
A. Suggested organizational plan:
A. Comment briefly on whether and how your portfolio reflects your understanding of persuasive writing. Does it reflect changes in the way you think about argumentation?
B. Present a persuasive thesis taking a position on how well you met the WRC 1023 course objectives. For example, your thesis might say something like “The essays I have written for this course demonstrate that I have developed ____ and ____ skills; and, though I have made some progress in ___ and ____ areas, I still have work to do.”
A. Based on the patterns you noticed in the pieces you selected for your portfolio, defend your thesis by presenting, in the order you deem logical, your
1. Strengths/improvements: What do you consider your greatest strengths as a writer? Why? Identify 2-3 strengths you have observed in your writing and support your points with specific evidence (2-3 examples each) from your written work. Tie your strengths to the course objectives of critical thinking, communication skills, and personal responsibility.
2. Challenges/struggles: What do you consider your greatest challenges as a writer? Why? Identify 2-3 weaknesses you have observed in your writing and support your points with specific evidence (2-3 examples each) from your written work. Tie your challenges to the course objectives of critical thinking, communication skills, and personal responsibility.
A. Briefly summarize what your progress this semester reveals about you as a writer, student, researcher, and critical thinker.
B. Suggest how you can apply the knowledge and skills you developed in this class to future classes and/or to your career.
IV. Works Cited: Cite all pieces of writing to which you refer in your reflection.