Hi other 220 section! I’m Sarah, nice to meet you – get ready to learn a bit about what I’m planning on doing in my portfolio.
I think the main purpose of my portfolio will be to display what I think to be my best writing that I’ve done over the last few years. Some of it will be pieces from college classes and some will be articles that I’ve written over the past couple years for various online publications (Uloop News, The Borgen Project, HuffPost). The pieces I plan on featuring are those that I have had some choice in terms of topic, because those are the pieces that have best allowed me to explain and discuss topics that are important to me – these will range from discussions of gaming culture, women’s issues (mostly media representation), non-profit charities, and online communities. I’ll definitely add other important pieces as well, but they probably won’t be featured as prominently on the front page.
My academic work will probably either be split up in terms of the topic/classes they were written for or the year in which they were written. My online publication work will probably all be under its own tab along with descriptions of how I came to write for that publication. I’m not sure how I’m going to incorporate my remediation project because it was a website as well, so maybe I’ll just link to it – I’ll figure something out!
I’m honestly most excited to figure out how I’m going to format the portfolio in terms of design and organization – I’m still not entirely sure if I’m going to use WordPress or Wix to create my portfolio because I would like to have greater customization than WordPress allows, but it seems that WordPress would be a more professional choice. Hopefully I can figure that out soon, and if anyone has any ideas about which would be the better choice, let me know!