Creative Writing Portfolio Assignment
The Portfolio is worth 250 points or 25% of your final grade.
A “portfolio” is a set of pieces of creative work selected by a student to display his or her skills
and potential. The purpose of the portfolio is to present work that you have developed
throughout the semester. The portfolio is your opportunity to show your creative growth via
revised versions of your writing. The portfolio should demonstrate your knowledge of terms and
skills discussed in the course. It should also reflect the process you underwent in revising your
work based on both instructor and peer feedback.
• Submit one story between 12 and 25 pages and two poems.
• Two Haiku = one poem
• Submit one story between 9 and 12 pages and three poems.
• Submit two stories, neither of which is longer than 9 pages but combined are at least 12
pages, and two poems.
• Submit at least one entry to the Red Wheelbarrow.
60% of your grade will be based on the quality of your revised and developed work. Evidence of
significant effort in integrating the strategies and skills we learned in class will result in an A
grade. Evidence of a perfunctory commitment to these components but completion of all of them
will result in a B. Incomplete portfolios will receive a C or below depending on what’s missing.
The other 40% of your grade will consist of your creativity and dedication. Here, in addition to
effort as well as evidence of revision and editing in the first portion of your portfolio, I am
looking for evidence of ambition and imagination and finesse of execution/presentation. For
example, a portfolio that demonstrates a range of skills (for example, multiple genre fiction or a
variety of poetic forms) generally show a greater commitment to learning and demonstrating the
skills the course is meant to help you develop.
• Your portfolio is due before the beginning of our “final” meeting.
• Submit one word document, saved as your last name and “portfolio.” For example