Format: 2-3 typed pages, double-spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman font with 1-inch margins all
Writing Task: Write a preface introducing your portfolio and consider addressing some or all of the
following issues in your preface (these are suggestions, not requirements):
ï‚§ discuss your development as a writer over the course of the semester
ï‚§ explain the significance of the issues addressed in your work
ï‚§ explain what revisions you made to your papers and why
ï‚§ discuss what you see as the strengths and weaknesses of your writing, as reflected in your
Audience: Assume that your readers are members of one or more of the following groups who might
read your portfolio:
ï‚§ other members of this class
ï‚§ college professors and administrators
ï‚§ potential employers, readers interested in the issues you are addressing.
ï‚§ your friends and family
ï‚§ your preface should read as a cohesive whole, not as a collection of unrelated points about your
portfolioâ€”this is a paper, after all, and the conventions for writing papers still hold
ï‚§ the preface is your opportunity to reflect on and discuss your work; it should not read as an
evaluation of the course or of me
ï‚§ Support your points with specific references to or examples from the work in your portfolio.
The work you will be discussing in the preface essay is attached.