Jerome's Portfolio

How to Introduce Your Portfolio in English 21007

Need to create a portfolio for Andrew Lucchesi's class? You should be able to create one with my instructions in no time.


1. Find outstanding qualities in your writing. By freewriting or outlining your qualities, you've essentially created a basic outline for what the cover letter will introduce. It'll also be easier for you to find the pieces that you want to talk about in the cover letter. For me, personally, I feel that the quality that I want to exemplify is my development in the correct use of dashes.

2. Look for the pieces that demonstrate your qualities. Maybe you'll find something deep in the crevices of the blog. Maybe you'll find something in your past semester in English 10101. Maybe you'll find something in your other liberal arts classes that you're so proud about. Just make sure that you're able to relate these pieces to the qualities that you addressed earlier.

3. Start outlining and drafting the cover letter. The cover letter should describe the three pieces in relation to the qualities that you listed before. This “how-to”, in fact, is my own cover letter. You can include certain points such as:

  • I chose “To Convey With Open Accuracy” because I used dashes in the correct voice: active voice.
  • I chose “Bucholtz vs Mirabelli: Discoursal Identity Through Dialogue” because I feel that I used too many dashes in the wrong voice.
  • I chose “Sandra Perl: Codes Which Support” because I learned how to use less dashes for a passive voice piece.

4. Revise and finalize your cover letter. Make your cover letter very appealing and pleasing to the eye, while keeping it consistent with your qualities.

5. Compile the rest of the portfolio.

Midterm Collection

Final Project Report

Sandra Perl: Codes which Support

Bucholtz vs Mirabelli: Discoursal Identity Through Dialogue

To Convey With Open Accuracy

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