Welcome to ENGL 4864: Senior Portfolio Development in Professional Writing. This website will function as the online headquarters for our class this semester. Each week, I will post an update to the website with details about coming week, deadline reminders, links to helpful resources, etc… I will use Virginia Tech’s Scholar site to record your grades, but otherwise, everything related to this course will be posted here. You should bookmark this site on your laptop, your tablet, your phone, etc. — whatever you use to get online.
A bit about me: I’ve been at Virginia Tech almost three years, and I love it here. My research focuses on how people use rhetoric in online environments, and all of the classes I teach have something to do with technology. I have been building websites since 1999, and I do some web consulting for small businesses and nonprofit groups that need help getting (or getting up to date) online. When I’m not staring at a computer screen, I love to cook, read, and spend time with my wife, a brilliant freelance writer, and our two daughters.
Watch for the Week 2 post later this week, but right now, you can get a jump start on your eportfolio graduation requirement by collecting electronic copies of your major projects and essays from all of the courses you’ve taken in the English Department at Virginia Tech. Your first assignment (due next Wednesday, January 28) is to review the eportfolio graduation checklist and determine what steps you need to take to complete it.