Learning Community B Comprehensive Portfolio: Spring 2019

To culminate your experience in Learning Community B, you are being asked to submit a portfolio, where you will showcase your work based on your particptaion and engagement in each LCB course. You will lead your readers through your selections via a reflective essay. This assignment, is your "final exam" for the learning community, and is thus heavily weighted in all of your Learning Community classes:

  • Sociology: 10% of your final course average
  • Writing & Rhetoric: 10%of your final course average
  • Seminar: 15% of your final course average

The portfolio is a presentation of your work. Therefore, it should be organized in such a way that is polished, professional, and easy for the reader to navigate. Your portfolio should be submitted hard copy and the contents submitted in a folder.

When is this due?

The Learning Community B portfolio is due by 9:30 am at the beginning of large lecture Tuesday, April 30th
Late work will NOT be accepted.
You may turn in your portfolio early if you wish. Make sure you get early submissions directly to Profs. Bray or Marquez.

Portfolio: Frequently Asked Questions

The Portfolio Process: Collect ~ Select ~ Reflect

Collect
Throughout the semester, you�ve been asked to "save" all your work, both electronic and paper copies. The object is not to submit everything you�ve written and work you've completed in the learning community in your portfolio, but to have a wide range of choices as you consider what evidence you do want to include in your portfolio that showcase your growth and development as a student. Keep your materials organized, and by all means, back up electronic documents!!!

Select
At different points in the semester, look through all your collected work in the learning community. What stands out? What writing and learning experiences have you had that you would consider significant? Why? How can you represent these learning experiences with actual evidence you have collected? Evidence MUST include examples of work from each of the learning community courses. You must take an active role in choosing work to include.

  Consider the Writing Process as you Select Evidence to Include
  As you've no doubt come to realize, writing is a non-linear process, that moves back and forth through various stages. These stages include:

  • Brainstorming/Pre-writing/Invention
  • Drafting
  • Revision
  • Peer Response
  • Editing
  • Publication

  How can you demonstrate your own unique writing processes in your portfolio? What evidence in your collection best represents a particular stage in your writing? (For example, at what point in the semester did a peer response make the difference in helping you create a fine piece of writing?)

  Consider the Sociology Reading & Writing You've Done
  What are some of the most significant sociological writings you've read this semester? What makes this particular piece of writing stand out to you? How did this piece of writing change the way you view American society? In your view, how do the readings demonstrate advocating for changes in American society? As you approach these questions, consult your beginning of course survey you completed on the first day of class. How have your views of some of the core sociological readings ("The Promise," "Conflict Model," etc. evolved since . you wrote WP 1. If you had WP 1 to do over, what would you add?

Reflect/Questions to Consider
The reflective essay is the only new piece of writing you will compose for the portfolio. In this piece of writing, you are asked to reflect on your growth as a scholar in the learning community. The reflection specifically should address your role as a writer and a reader of Sociology over the course of the semester as an active participant within the learning community.

Review these questions to help you figure out what you want to say in your reflection: LCB: Questions to Consider. Use them to guide what you SELECT as evidence of your learning experiences and REFLECT on your learning.'''


Here is the LC B Portfolio Rubric we will use to grade your portfolios!