Preparation for your final portfolio
I will offer a check-list on Monday, Dec 2 to help you prepare your portfolio, and instructions
for uploading your final portfolio to the Portfolio Management system on Wed, Dec 4 . th
I will not accept your portfolio unless thl required drafts of essays have been turned in
throughout the course of the semester. Nov 27 is the last day I will accept drafts.
Be sure you can log in. If you’ve forgotten your password, you may not want to deal with it at
the last minute.
You must come to our last lab session to submit your final portfolio: Do not submit before
the last lab session, and keep in mind you will not have access to the system after Wednesday’s lab. Be
sure each of your essays have been carefully proofread and formatted correctly, according to MLA before
lab (You can find a sample MLA formatted paper on the Hacker website under Humanities).
Remember, the final portfolio represents your abilities as a college-level academic writer.
See page 12 to 13 in the Green Book for submission guidelines. Your portfolio should consist of at least
one essay that includes significant research, preferably 6 to 8 or more: I strongly suggest your works
cited page shows you can navigate the library’s databases and includes relevant academic/scholarly
Here are the guidelines for each essay I’ve assigned, but again consider your portfolio on the
whole as you revise. Your portfolio should be between 15 pages (minimum) and about 20 pages.
Essay 1: 4 to 6 (no more than about 10) pages double spaced
Essay 2: 5 to 7 or more pages, double spaced, times new roman, 5 to 7 or more credible sources
Essay 3: 6 to 8 or more 5 to 8 credible
Essay 4: 5 to 6 pages or more, at least one source
Be sure each paper is formatted according to MLA: Make sure all in text citations are
formatted correctly, including signal phrases appropriate, and that your works cite