Portfolio Submission Tips!

July 12, 2017

Portfolios are almost due, so it is time to organize your information and finalize your essays! While preparing your portfolios to submit, keep the following tips in mind.

  1. Read the instructions, and follow the instructions. Even if your professor went over the instructions in class, it is a good idea to re-read them before you complete your project. All portfolio classes are not the same, so stay focused on your particular course.
  2. Visit the ARC! It never hurts to get a second opinion, and the ARC is here to help. Make an appointment to see an English professor to review any type of portfolio you are completing. Don’t wait until the last minute to visit the ARC; give yourself enough time to revise.
  3. Cite your sources and double check your MLA 8th edition style. When in doubt, it is always better to cite a source than not to have enough citation! If you need assistance with citing, pick up the purple sheet in the library or the ARC to help guide you.
  4. Revise and edit your final draft carefully. Go over any drafts your professor reviewed and be sure you have incorporated all of his or her comments. Check for grammar and punctuation – it counts!
  5. Compare your portfolio submission to the portfolio rubric. Your professor can give you a copy of the rubric if you do not have it. That is the grading sheet the portfolio committee will use, so be sure you have included everything it mentions!
  6. Confirm the instructions for submission. Be sure you know what time you need to submit the portfolio to your instructor and where he or she will be. Portfolios must be submitted in a two pocket folder. Portfolios cannot be submitted late!

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