This brief and inexpensive text helps students compile effective portfolios for a variety of situations and courses.
The Allyn and Bacon Guide to Writing Portfolios shows students how to understand what type of portfolio is called for, recognize the material most appropriate for inclusion, and submit a portfolio that shows learning.
For instructors with little time for portfolio management, this is the ideal all-purpose guide for students.
- Brief, flexible, and inexpensive - an ideal shrink-wrapped companion to any text, reader, or software package.
- Chapter 1 introduces students to the general types of portfolios: the individual course portfolio, the student career portfolio, and the program assessment portfolio.
- Samples of student portfolios and reflection statements serve as baseline models and subjects for discussion.
- Electronic portfolio submissions via disk, e-mail, and Web page are discussed in addition to traditional, hardcopy submissions.
- End-of-chapter self-reflection questions in a flowchart format quickly help students to apply the chapter's instructions to their own portfolios.
- “Your Role” chapter summaries prompt students to put the chapter's information into action.
- A Bibliography lists resources in various media and disciplines dealing with portfolios.
Table of Contents
All chapters include “Your Role” and “Works Cited.”
1.Determine What Is Expected of You.
Uses of Portfolios.
Types of Portfolios.
Goals of Portfolios.
Audiences for Portfolios.
Role of the Instructor or Program Administrator.
Assessing Your Portfolio Type.2.Develop Good Writing Habits Now.
Think Globally First.
Develop an Active Writing Style.
Conduct Background Research Thoroughly.
Assessing Your Writing Habits.3.Understand Re(en)vision of Your Work.
View Revision as an Opportunity.
Understand Instructors' Recommendations for Change.
Adopt Global Revision Strategies.
Develop Stronger Editing Skills.
Revising Your Writing.4.Select Appropriate Material to Include.
Suit Writing Selections to Portfolio Type.
Represent Your Varied Best.
Organize Your Portfolio.
Selecting Material to Include.5.Reflect on the Process.
Understand the Importance of Reflection Statements.
Point to Specific Changes.
Highlight Strengths Identified by the Portfolio Process.
Comment on the Experience.
Review the Reflection Statement.
Reflecting on Your Writing.6.Prepare the Actual Document.
Physical Portfolio Submissions.
Electronic Portfolio Submissions.
Preparing Your Portfolio.7.Follow Up.
Collect Portfolio after Release Date.
Request Response to the Work.
Challenge the Portfolio Grade, if Necessary.
Apply the Process to Professional/Academic Situations.
Preparing Your Portfolio.Appendix A. Glossary. Appendix B. Teacher Education Portfolios. Appendix C. Unsuccessful Reflection Statements. Appendix D. Good Reflection Statements. Appendix E. Better Reflection Statements. Appendix F. Successful Portfolio Revisions. Appendix G. Selected Portfolio Resources. About the Author. Index.