Determine the purpose, the exigence, and the audience for your argument.
Review the English 101 course objectives. Write a brief description of how you’ve met each of the course objectives over the semester. Decide which of these objectives you feel completely confident in, and which of these objectives you feel you still need to work on as you move into English 102.
Make a list of evidence (found in the essays you’ve written in English 101) that you can use to prove that you’ve met the course objectives. Based on this list, determine which two of the essays from English 101 should be included in your portfolio (remember that one essay must be an analysis essay from either unit 2 or unit 3, and a second essay must be the synthesis essay from unit 4).
Revise the essays you’ve chosen to include in your portfolio. Make sure to look at the feedback from your instructor on the most recent graded copy as you prepare to revise.
Compose a letter that introduces the work that you’ve chosen to include in your final portfolio, explains how these essays show that you are ready for the challenges in English 102, and argues that you should pass English 101. Remember to consider the purpose, exigence, and audience for this argument.
Format and save your portfolio as follows:
—Arrange the items in your portfolio in this order:
*Your essays should be revised up to the level of C or better. Standards for the final portfolio are higher than those for the regular papers, so do your best work on the papers you include in the portfolio.