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Formatting Your Paper 1 Portfolio
Transcript of Formatting Your Paper 1 Portfolio
1) The Cover Letter:
You should use the cover letter as a way of introducing the paper, giving links to parts of your blog or to other websites that you found useful in developing your analysis.
2) The Final Draft:
•3-4 pages (at least three full pages). This does not include the cover letter page, the works cited page, or anything else.
3) Works Cited Page:
Here is a link to Purdue OWL's guide to MLA Formatting a Works Cited page:
4) Peer Review Draft:
You should include the draft that your partner worked on in peer review, with their comments in the document.
5) Other Documents:
(These should come after primary documents, ordered any way you see fit).
Other Guidelines for Evaluation:
**Submit Paper 1 to Canvas by midnight on Friday, 9/ 20.**
For this first paper, you might not have much to say, and that is okay. This round is mostly about getting used to the format.
The template for the Cover Letter is available on Canvas, under "Files"-->"Unit 1"--> "Paper Portfolio Template.Dotx"
"Doc Design: The Cover Letter" & "Doc Design: The Portfolio"
You should spend no more than 30 minutes on this part of the assignment.
Website Entry Template:
Editor, author, or compiler name (if available). Name of Site. Version number.
Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation (if available). Medium of publication. Date of access.
Because we will be working solely from our chosen website, you can use the following template as your model.
Here is a link to OWL's guide to citing websites, specifically:
If your work underwent other revisions, such as blog post responses, extracurricular peer review, or visits to the Miller Writing Center or other tutoring, include these in the final part of this portfolio.
This is as simple as cutting and pasting the document into your portfolio document. You should not change, alter, or correct any part of this document.
Any drafts which help reveal the process you underwent in creating your final paper.
2. Other Artifacts:
These could be anything from scanned-in scraps of paper, to important blog posts.
•Essay should be typed and double spaced with 12 point standard Times New Roman font, black ink, and standard 1” margins all around.
•On the first page, in the upper left, you should type your name, my name, the course number, and the date.
•Last name and page number should be typed in the upper right of all final draft pages (see "Paper 1" template under Unit 1 documents).
•The title of the paper should be centered.
•MLA or APA format is acceptable for essays. You are welcome to format your paper in another professional style, but please discuss it with me first.
For more information about how to properly format
your paper in MLA, visit the OWL:
•Make a clear claim/thesis that articulates the objective of your paper?
•Thoughtfully analyze your artifacts and the implications of your analysis?
•Provide detailed descriptions and evidence to support your analysis and claims?
•Develop an effective organizational plan for your paper?
•Transition well between paragraphs?
•Use language and rhetorical strategies that are appropriate for your audience?
•Address and meet all the requirements for the essay?
•Engage the audience?
•Carefully revise and polish (edit) the essay?