December 5, 2005
the FINAL portfolio
I'm picking up on Claire's question in her blog (which typically I would just comment on), but, dudes, I need substantial posts myself. Take a peek at the purple syllabus, because there you will see that the final portfolio (which now sounds pretty ominously "final") has always been due next Tue 13 Dec as we close out the semester with food, drink, and merriment. Normally, I would be happy to offer extensions, but with since we are picking up and moving the entire Center during finals week, that just isn't possible.
When we meet in class tomorrow (Tue), I'll give you two options: (1) follow the syllabus and turn in your portfolio on the last class day (resulting in much merriment) or (2) request an extention until Thur 15 Dec at noon. You'll need to make your FINAL decision on that issue tomorrow, and please know that late portfolios will be downgraded. I must get your grades in before the move.
You'll see that I'll bring explicit instructions for the final portfolio to class tomorrow (as well as recap of all the grading criteria), so bring your questions and concerns (or, dang it, get more bang for your efforts, and give me a substantial comment here). And, let's make the most of these last two in-class consulting sessions to help your produce your best work possible. I'm confident you will!
at December 5, 2005 11:40 PM
The final portfolio looms ominously over my head! I felt bad for the students I work with in the commanding English class because they had to do a final portfolio. Now I have to do one and I am feeling the pressure that they felt. Of course they have had due dates throughout the whole semester so they weren't struggling with revising all of their work at the end of class. It definitely puts things in perspective though. I am glad to have had the experience from both ends. It definitely has added to my education. I think the final portfolio is a very good idea and one that is a very useful tool, especially for the student if you do it the way you are doing it. Great job Kirsten!!!!!!!!@!!!!!!#!$@!%@%!
That's your new name. Congratulations. Anyway, I get to be C-Jo. Ben can be Beniddy. Rick is Rictor. And Adam is Adamster. Brian is BriAN and Elana is E-stah. Jason is J-dawg.
Please re-add up comments and blogs because I am trying to beat Adam.
How this comment relates to the Writing Center: the Writing Center is awesome. And, maybe we fight with each other sometimes because we all like to think of ourselves as smart and motivated. And maybe smart and motivated people work harder, get more stressed and compete with each other more. And thus, maybe our perceived (or actual, that's up to you... the one with the red pen) intelligence, motivation and whatever else causes us to bicker, sometimes.
Kirsten, while it would be great if you recounted blogs just to see who wins this blog race, please, don't kill yourself. It's more important that you get a count for those who have not yet finished this requirement.
Arrgghhhuuugghhh...my revisions are so positively unradical at this point...Thursday morning! What the hell's the matter with me? I feel like I learned a lot more over the past few months than I put into practice. I mean, I've never been any good at revising my own work, let alone rewritng it, let alone radically revision. But I picked up a lot as far as methodology for revision, as well as how to put that methodology into practice. It's just that I didn't really do it. I feel like if I had another couple months, and if the past couple of months would have gone differently, I really would be in the position to hand in something solid; solidly written, radically revised, a tightly-wound finished product. When you see my final portfolio today, I don't want you to think that I don't learn a whole helluva lot, a helluva a lot that I can use throughout the rest of my writing life. Maybe if you could somehow read my thoughts (sometimes I feel like you already can) or if you could judge all of this a few months down the road. I know that sorta sounds like what an extension would be good for, but I'm too tired from the past few weeks; I need the undisturbed rest and recouperation over break if I'm going to regain my sanity for next semester. Thanks for listening to my bitching, moaning, and ceasless excuses...again.
I hate thinking about deadlines, but I love thinking about pizza so I'm still looking forward to the end of the semester!
Pretty recently someone was trying to tell me that there can be freedom in obligations. What they meant by that was if you have to turn in a paper by thursday, you can always set a deadline for yourself to have it done by Tuesday and then it seems like you're obeying your own rules, doing the task for yourself. Does that make sense? I'm not sure if I explained it well, but it's an interesting way of thinking about the stresses of turning stuff in.
Unfortunately,it can be pretty hard advice to follow.
Thanks for ordering my favorite pizza ever!
Yo! Cool stuff! Thanks for being here.
Yo! Cool stuff! Thanks for being here.