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Final Letter Guidelines

  The idea behind the final letter is to show a context for the class.    The point of teaching in a portfolio style is that I, the instructor, am able to evaluate you, the student, based on your process as a young writer, not on the final products that you produce.    Here is your chance to explain your process and effort to me, before I grade your work.              The letter should answer  some  or  all  of the following questions: 1)        What was your attitude about writing before you entered this class?      2)        How were these ideas about writing listed above, challenged or affirmed in this course?    What challenged them?    What was your favorite discussion? 3)        What was your writing process like during the course?    What did you feel was your biggest achievement?    How did you grow as a writer? 4)        How would you evaluate your “level of engagement” in the course?    How intellectually engaged were you with the readings we r

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