Writing Proficiency Program/ Fall 2013
What goes in a W portfolio? Every essay you’ve written for the class, along with every draft that you submitted to your peers or professor, goes into your portfolio. Drafts you wrote for your own benefit usually aren’t turned in; drafts taken to the Writing Center are usually turned in but don’t have to be, depending on what your instructor prefers. Note the date you submitted each draft (portfolio readers often like to follow the development of your writing over time). Do not include essays written as a team or group.
If you’ve revised an essay, clip together all the versions you’ve turned in, with the latest draft on top.
You may revise any essay you like, and your instructor doesn’t need to see your final revisions. Please write "REVISED" on any revisions.
Though the W program doesn’t require clean copies of your essays, a clean copy might be easier for your reviewers to read. Please mark the new copy as a "clean copy", so your reader won’t think it’s a revision and look in vain for changes. Then place the clean copy on top, with all the other versions clipped underneath. Always include the copy that your instructor returned to you, with comments, under the clean copy.
The right side of your portfolio should include three essays that reflect your best writing.