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Interim Portfolio

Draft: Due Fri., Nov. 6

Final: Due Mon., Nov. 16


- To demonstrate the student’s understanding of the draft and revision process

- To show the student’s progress in writing and argumentation over the course of the semester thus far.

- To help the student to recognize their strengths and weaknesses as a writer and to help the student identify problem areas in methodology and argumentation.



The interim portfolio must contain:

- an Introduction of approximately 500-700 words

- the “Polished” version of the Short Paper

- a “Polished” version of either the First or Second Paper

- Peer Review Worksheets from Peer Review Sessions (Intros/Bodies & Reader/Writer)

- copies of all informal writing assignments relevant to the production of the three papers

- copies of any notes, comments (peer or instructor), materials, or other information relevant to the production of the three papers


Additionally, you will be required to provide comments on one of your peers’ Interim Portfolios.



Your introduction should provide an argument about your writing process. Why have you included the materials in your Interim Portfolio? What have you learned from this process? What could you work more on for your final version? What are you having trouble with? What do you do well in your papers? Why did you choose to revise the paper (First versus Second) you did? Use specific evidence from your notes, assignments, and other materials to show your learning process.



The Interim Portfolio is worth 35% of your final grade. You will be graded on completeness, organization, the quality of your “Polished” papers, the effectiveness of your Introduction’s argument, and your use of evidence in your Introduction.


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All of your materials should be compiled in your Online Portfolio. You may copy and paste text and/or link to uploaded files. You may choose to copy and paste "polished" versions and link to drafts, upload files for all versions ("polished" or not), or copy and paste both drafts and "polished" papers.

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