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 done 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. 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 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 in which you are enrolled. You must take an active role in choosing work to include.

Reflect 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 should address your learning process over the course of the semester as an active participant within the learning community. Some additional information on reflective writing!