To be honest, I initially dreaded doing the e-Portfolio. It seemed like a lot of work for something that I didn’t have a clear vision of or that I wasn’t very excited about. But with some thinking and tinkering (while procrastinating on my re-mediating project proposal), I think I’ve finally made some progress in creating one that I’ll like.
At the beginning I was worried that I wouldn’t have anything to include outside of what I’ve worked on in this class and in English 125 (as I take almost all science classes and don’t do much writing besides sporadic journal entries in my rare free time). I also wasn’t sure how to define myself as a writer because I’m only just getting back into the swing of writing since most of my time here at college has been spent memorizing molecular structures, hormones, and metabolic pathways. So I decided to go way back to high school, when I wrote on a more regular basis, to rediscover what I was/am interested in. The computer I saved my files on in high school broke the first month of freshmen year so all those writing pieces were gone forever… or so I thought. I realized that I often sent myself e-mails with drafts attached to either work on more at school or to print. So I went way back to 2011 in my sent mail folder to find some pieces, and I found a bunch of interesting ones!
I decided to focus my e-Portfolio on how identity can be established through what we choose to care about, what we choose to learn more about, and what we choose to share. I want to be honest and share my passion about life, from the little things that occur in my daily life to larger social/world issues.
I obviously still have a lot more to add (content, images, etc.) and tinkering to do, but here’s the link to the work in progress!
If you happen to take a look at it, let me know what you think!