PWR Portfolios

One of the most powerful tools that Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) majors can develop as they prepare for graduation is a portfolio. At Elon, PWR students must produce a senior portfolio as a part of their senior assessment process. These portfolios go to outside readers for evaluation and are intended: to sum up a stage of your academic career, to provide an image of both your development over time and your current level of accomplishment, and to engage you in a reflective process on your own academic achievements as well as your future aspirations—a looking forward and backward simultaneously.

Portfolios also enable you to showcase your PWR strategies for potential employers. Several alumni have told us that their portfolio was instrumental in their job search and helped them stand out from other candidates.

PWR faculty encourage you to keep copies of all your projects, both drafts and final revisions, in a file or notebook so that you are better prepared to meet portfolio deadlines during your senior year.

 

PWR Portfolio Requirements

All PWR students must be able to share a draft section of their portfolios with their advisors during pre-registration for WT and Spring before they will be cleared to register for courses.

A completed draft of your portfolio, shared with Dr. Moore through Digication, is due the second Monday in September. Your Revised and Edited Portfolio is due October 31st.

For more information, download the Portfolio Requirements handout.

 

Sample Senior Portfolios

Anna Becker, 2012, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric and International Studies

Mia Brady, 2013, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Erin Blackwell, 2011, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric and Philosophy

Henry Clougherty, 2011, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric and English: Creative Writing

Jack Dodson, 2012, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Victoria Doose, 2012, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric and Art History

Thomas Duncan, 2011, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Morgan Ferretti, 2012, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Mary Kate Hinshaw, 2012, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric and English: Literature

Marie Jarvis, 2011, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Katie Kenney, 2012, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric and Environmental Studies

Michael McFarland, 2012, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric and English: Creative Writing

Kristin Pinder, 2012, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Julia Realmuto, 2013, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Jenny Schnaak, 2011, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

James Shaver, 2012, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric and English: Creative Writing

Will Stiefel, 2013, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Sarah Talbott, 2011, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric 

Kevin Thompson, 2012, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Kasey Thornton, 2012, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric and English: Creative Writing

Chelsea Vollrath, 2013, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Brittany Wheatley, 2013, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric