The mid-term portfolio will be due March 16th before class. You may want to begin working on it early and you can submit it any time. Here are the instructions for submitting the mid-term portfolio of your work.
First, a bit about the goals of the portfolio. The portfolio serves two main purposes: 1.) to drive continued revision of your projects, and 2.) to promote reflection on what you have learned as a writer and thinker in the class. To demonstrate your strengths in these areas, you'll need to compose reflections about all of the materials that you submit.
And you will write a cover letter that reflects on the entire body of your work and on your progression as a thinker and writer for the class. The audience for your cover letter can be our class or a person from outside of our class that you will ask to look at your work. For the portfolio letter, you should know that portfolios work well at demonstrating learning, growth, effort, and excellence in the final products of your work. Your letter, then, can serve to educate your reader about the materials you have collected in terms of these kinds of criteria.