What is in the portfolio at the end of the semester?

Your portfolio is open for revision and rewriting, based on feedback, new insights, comments and general growth, until Dec. 9 (11.59PM). There is no extra credit in this course, but you can rewrite and revise until you get an A if you choose to do so. (If you put in the extra time and effort, it will show in the final product!)

  • 3 reflections on an hour’s work in the garden each
  • 2 event responses
  • Blog posts
    1. Digital Identity (week 1)
    2. Orwell “Nice Cup of Tea” OR reflection on garden visit (week 2)
    3. Imagined conversation between the authors of the three texts on the origins of tea OR contrast and compare sentences between two of the texts (week 3)
    4. Illustrations in Lu Yu’s Classic of Tea OR comparison of the tea tastings done in class (week 4)
    5. Applying your analytical skills and techniques on materials for other courses (week 8)
    6. Tea in Japan: reflection post (week 9)
    7. Response to Pauli OR comparison between different accounts on early British experiences with tea (week 10)
    8. Reflection on Almack’s Journal OR Response to the sketch and cartoon of the Macartney embassy (week 11)
    9. Reflection on your changed understanding of tea’s place in history (week 12)
  • Make sure all pieces you want to have considered for your portfolio are included in the category “FYS-tea” on your blog.

You can choose to write more pieces: these will give you more chances to write and find your voice as a writer. Some weekly writing assignments offer a choice. You can choose to write both assignments. Here is also another optional assignment: