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 majors 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
  • provide an image of both your development over time and your current level of accomplishment
  • 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. Alumni have told us that their portfolio was instrumental in their job search and helped them stand out from other candidates. Browse the selection of senior portfolios below for examples. Until 2017, seniors were required to complete their work in the e-portfolio program Digication, but seniors may now choose any platform suitable for a digital portfolio.

PWR faculty encourage you to keep physical and electronic 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. Items in the senior portfolio will likely come from your coursework, internships, research, and other experiences.

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 the senior portfolio, shared with Dr. Pope-Ruark, is due the first Monday in October. Your Revised and Edited Portfolio is due November 30st.

For more information, download the PWR Major Portfolio Requirements handout.

Sample Senior Portfolios

Maggie Achey, 2014, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Miranda Allan, 2015, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Jamie Angle, 2018, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric and Political Science

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

Emily Bishop, 2014, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Mia Brady, 2013, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

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

Mags Bryant, 2016, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric and English: Creative Writing

Ciara Corcoran, 2017, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric and Theater Arts

Kelley Dodge, 2016, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Jack Dodson, 2012, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Hillary Dooley, 2014, Englsh Professional Writing & Rhetoric

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

Thomas Duncan, 2011, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Alexa Dysch, 2015, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric and English: Literature

Morgan Ferretti, 2012, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Rachel Fishman, 2015, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Abbey Foucart, 2017, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Lauren Franceschini, 2017, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Ellen Fraser, 2014, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric and Art History

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

Marie Jarvis, 2011, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Jennifer Kane, 2018, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

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

Christian Kowalski, 2017, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Kim Lillienthal, 2012, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric and Literature

Maggy McGloin, 2017, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

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

Gabby Melillo, 2015, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Jessica Mohr, 2018, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Kelsey O’Connell, 2014, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric and English: Creative Writing

Sarah Paterson, 2015, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric and English: Creative Writing

Kristin Pinder, 2012, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Rebecca Porter, 2016, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric and English: Creative Writing

Julia Realmuto, 2013, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Miranda Romano, 2016, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric and English: Creative Writing

Jenny Schnaak, 2011, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

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

Kate Sieber, 2018, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Micaela Soucy, 2018, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Kaitlyn Stahl, 2015, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric and English: Creative Writing

Katie Stewart, 2016, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Will Stiefel, 2013, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Dustin Swope, 2015, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric and Philosophy

Sarah Talbott, 2011, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Kevin Thompson, 2012, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Jessica Trinidad, 2016, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Chelsea Vollrath, 2013, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Brittany Wheatley, 2013, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric

Caroline Zybala, 2016, English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric and Strategic Communication