Tips on Writing a Good Portfolio
Note from Gaye Greenwood, Senior Lecturer of Business School
The purpose of the portfolio is to learn from the problems you solved.
You should pay attention to the requirement on writing a portfolio, you need to:
1. Look back at ( reflect on ) yourself ;
What/why/who/how/when/where in your learning process
3. Analyse: think about all the comments of your assignments that your lecturer wrote to you as evidence to support your points.
4. Use “I” in your portfolio
1. Tell about your thinking;
2. Don’t give a too general description and avoid the words which are not specific. Picture your learning including a lot of details.
3. Give explicit and specific details on how you were getting better and explain how much you achieved according to the criteria.
4. Talk about one or two learning experiences deeply.
Your reflective writing should
1. be based on weekly tasks
2. apply at least one theory ( one discipline, one paper or one skill)
For example, you are asked to write a portfolio for Globalisation. You should write: what I thought at the beginning and what I think now.
Portfolio Writing Structure:
1. Introduction: Show your lecturer the real details and be analytical
2. Body: Analyse your learning
3. Conclusion: What I will do
Remember: Your lecturer will mark your thinking and your ideas.