Purpose: You are writing a cover
letter to your writing portfolio. This letter should introduce readers
to the work in your portfolio and your development as a writer over the
course of the semester.
Audience: The English professor
whose EN102 or EN109 class you will take next semester
Length: 500-600 words (introduction,
3 body paragraphs, conclusion)
What to turn in:
- Introductory paragraph that includes
a thesis and essay blueprint
- Body paragraph 1—Evaluate your own
writing process. You may want to answer one or both of these questions:
What steps do you take to plan, draft, and revise your papers, and how
does each of the steps help you produce your best work? How has your
writing process changed over the course of the semester?
- Body paragraph 2—Evaluate your
essays. You may want to answer one or both of these questions: What are
the strengths of your essays? What elements of your writing have
- Body paragraph 3—What areas will you
need to continue to work on in EN102 or EN109?
- Conclusion paragraph that sums up
the main points of your essay as a whole, restating your thesis
letter should be the first written piece of your portfolio.
Assignment—stapled together in this order:
notes of the letter
and brainstorming pages
Portfolio Contents (front to back):
Letter (final draft on top)
Effect Argument (final draft on top)
Analysis Essay (final draft on top)
Narrative (final draft on top)
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