I honestly cannot believe that this semester is almost over, and that we had our last gateway class yesterday! I remember walking into class on the first day having no idea what to expect from a course that broadly covered a bunch of new students to the Minor in Writing, but I can honestly say that I have learned so much more about my writing as well as different forms of new media writing that are really interesting to work with!
The best part of this class for me I think was definitely the creation of my online portfolio (I also really loved working with the re-mediation project!). When I found the wix.com site, I instantly knew that was the platform that I wanted to use to showcase my work for this class. I remember way back when we first started, I couldn’t stop playing around with the different awesome features and shaping my portfolio in ways that I felt were representative of me and a good way to highlight the different types of writing that I have done. The ability to be creative yet in a way that is very applicable (now I know more of the nuances for making websites/portfolios online!) has been an amazing aspect of this class that I have appreciated and really enjoyed developing over these past few weeks.
Overall I’m generally really pleased with how my portfolio is now. However, I do think that after this class ends I will be going back and looking over the reflective/contextual language that I used for my different sections of writing on my “Work” tab. While I am proud of what I was able to convey right now, I somehow feel that the words aren’t “right” — I just need to find the right way to say what I want to say. I think this is a factor of me choosing a theme (a writing “scrapbook”) a little late in the process and not being able to accurately put into words exactly what I want to convey about me as a writer. I hope that my portfolio shows that I am a writer who likes to reflect and remember the little moments that impact my work as well as the memories that are forever associated with different pieces of writing and stages in my writing development. I hope that exploring this can shed light on both myself and my personality, as well as my writing style.
Well, I guess this is it! My portfolio’s debut and my debut as a Minor in writing! Take a look, and let me know what you think! I’m excited to see what others have created as well! It’s been a great semester!
Enjoy your winter break!