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Self-Assessment Project (first version due Friday, Dec. 4; final version due Thursday, Dec. 11)
This essay will be shared with other members of the Kingsborough English Department who are in a portfolio group with me. Together we will decide whether this project is strong enough to pass. You must pass the Self-Assessment Project in order to pass the course.
Here are some general guidelines. I will also be giving you more specific instructions.
• Help the readers get to know you. Write autobiographically—that is, about yourself—in the first section. Include stories from your life since the pandemic began. Talk about this semester in depth, how some things outside this class—for instance, your other courses, or challenges that you have at home, or at your job if you have one—have affected your work in ENG 12.
• Make explicit and detailed reference to particular pieces of writing and places within those pieces that provide evidence demonstrating your accomplishments and/or your struggles in a particular area. Indeed, I will ask you to paste into your project examples from earlier essay drafts, plus examples from your Informal Writing. You will also provide a link to the final version of your major essay.
• Make explicit and detailed reference to your reading as well, as you discuss what you found challenging and noteworthy.
• Be honest and straightforward in its description of your progress and your accomplishments.
• Highlight progress and change through the semester. Make it easy for your reader to see how your essay writing has developed over the course of English 12. No one expects you to be a “perfect” essay writer by the end of the course; instead, we value evidence of your growth as a writer.
• Be an essay—meaning that it should be a focused, cohesive piece of writing, with a beginning, middle, and end (and a title) in which you argue for your own accomplishments as a writer in English 12.
The Self-Assessment Project should avoid:
• Flattery of yourself and of your instructor.
• Unsupported and exaggerated claims of growth and change as writers and learners. Any claim you make regarding your growth as a writer must be explicitly supported by evidence drawn from the documents you have chosen to include in the portfolio.