Nedra Reynolds Portfolio Workshop

On August 22, 2010, Nedra Reynolds, chair of Writing and Rhetoric at University of Rhode Island and author of Portfolio Teaching and Portfolio Keeping, conducted a workshop on portfolio teaching for faculty from Composition and Geography and Planning.  The workshop focused on creating challenging reflective writing activities and offering students choice and scope in portfolio keeping.  

If you would like support with portfolio teaching, please contact Dennis Bohr at  WAC also has free copies of Reynolds' Portfolio Teaching; if you would like a copy please contact Dennis Bohr.

 A Guide for Students           A Guide to Instructors


Please click here to view the powerpoint Nedra showed at the workshop. 

While at the workshop, participants came up with a list of best practices of portfolio keeping.  This list entails what should go into a portfolio and the opportunities that portfolios provide.  

Best Practices of Portfolio Keeping:
Learn expectations and clarity
Lots of response from faculty and peers
Lots of choice (topics to write on and what to put into final portfolio)
Self Reflection
Opportunity for Revision
Error is last
Don't Grade Everything
Process writing
Research based writing
Argumentative writing
Rhetorical strategies
Peer workshops/response
Information Literacy
Community awareness

Please click here to view Nedra's blog.



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