The first goal of my e-portfolio is to show how I have changed as a writer throughout college. I have tabs across the top of each page for work I have completed in Writing 220, and for other academic classes. I hope to show work from every year of college, but will privilege my Freshman year and my current Junior year.
I decided to present a wide range of work while I was looking at all my potential artifacts. I noticed there are some topics I have chosen to write about over and over again, but in different classes, styles, and contexts. I especially noticed common threads between my writing for English 125 and the work I am doing for Writing 220. I want to showcase these two points in my life to illustrate how I have developed and matured as a writer.
Showing my work and progress over time will help with my second e-portfolio goal: being professional. I hope I can show my portfolio to prospective employers, both as writing samples and to display my personality. My portfolio has a white background, black text, and a grid-like layout. But, it will also have many images, to add color and be a little more informal. I want my design to show that while I tend to be serious and reserved, especially in professional settings, I am still able to relax and have fun.
I am most excited to upload artifacts and the descriptions of each section. I have already picked out many of the things I want to include. I’m very close to bringing my portfolio from a skeleton to a full composition, and I cannot wait to see this happen!
However, I’m still struggling with how I want to display my papers. I know I want the text directly on the webpage rather than uploading a pdf. But, I am not sure if I want my artifacts to be in a digital, web writing format, or if I want them to be more static, text-only compositions.
I am also struggling with the types of images I will include with each piece, and what each image will reflect. For example, do I want photos or clipart that directly describe the content of the writing? Or would I rather use visuals to represent my feelings about a piece of writing? If I choose the second option, where and how do I explain this so the reader understands the purpose of the images?
Although it’s definitely still in-progress, here is a link to my e-portfolio!