21 July. Video Reflection & Final Portfolio How-To

Today’s Video
  • Video One: Reflection on Pecha Kutcha Video & How to build your Artifact 3, Pecha Kutcha Video Final Portfolio Page.
  • Video Two: Final Portfolio Workshop: Composing the Reflective Essay (optional) exercise…Also find a slideshow that walks you through how to Share Your Canvas Portfolio

How to build your Artifact 3 Portfolio Page

Embedding Video in Canvas Portfolios

Embedding Slides in Canvas Portfolio


How to Compose the Reflective Essay

Reflective Essay Freewrite

Time permitting, review the SAMPLE REFLECTIVE ESSAY and then freewrite in response to the following prompts to develop Reflective Essay for your Portfolio:
  • 1. Rhetorical Awareness/Stance: From the beginning of the semester to this moment, why have you “grown as a communicator”?

    Your response to the question will form the topic and generate the claim of your reflection. To answer this question, think about the five major communicative modes in WOVEN–have you developed in any one of those areas more than others? Also, think about the artifacts you have produced this semester, what assignments or specific modes within assignments can you point to to show “development” over time? You may also want to frame your claim and subsequent essay in terms of one or more areas featured on the Common Feedback Chart.

  • 2. Draft an outline of the 4-6 paragraphs you imagine will follow from the claim you just generated.

    Organization: While the artifacts in the portfolio serve as evidence, remember, just like in the Literary Analysis Essay, you never want to lead with the evidence. Instead, you want to lead with claim and move from paragraph to paragraph in service of that claim.

  • 3. What artifacts do you plan to analyze to develop & support the claim you generated? (i.e. what final assignments best show your growth as a communicator?)

    Development of Ideas: How can you describe and analyze your own work the way we have described and analyzed images, poetry, essays, and film this semester? What key terms can you borrow from our analysis of design, rhetoric, fiction, and/or film to apply to your own artifacts?

Sharing Canvas Portfolio

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