e-Portfolio and blog: For this course you are required to create an e-portfolio. An e-portfolio is a website that features the work you’ve done during the semester. It’s also an electronic brochure that highlights your interests and skills. It should have the following features:

  • Title and subtitle that best reflects who you are (“Tony’s Musings: An American in Trastevere”; “Crazy Lulu: A Tattoo Fan in Rome”)
  • Blog page
  • About page (a short biography and statement of your interests)
  • Portfolio page where you will post all your assignments
  • Use widgets to link to your social media profiles (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.)

Guidelines for your portfolio page:

Your portfolio page should have all three written assignments posted. The page should include a paragraph introducing the portfolio by summarising your writing activities during the semester. For the press release assignment post a one paragraph summary of what you did and a link to your file (save as a PDF–Wordpress doesn’t allow you to post word files). For each script assignment post your log line and treatment (revise it if it was marked as incorrect when it was returned to you).

Tips for your web site:

  • Design it so that anyone who has no idea what you are doing can understand within a few minutes the purpose of your web site and your work.
  • Write simple, short paragraphs.
  • If you use images, credit them and link to their source.
  • Use the menu tool to organize your tabs.

WordPress, and set-up: http://learn.wordpress.com/ WordPress tutorial. Please note that on YouTube there are dozens of these. I chose this video because it is shorter (you can search for others if you want more). Also, this is for the version of wordpress that you host yourself (as opposed to the one hosted by wordpress.org), but the principles of page creation and posting are the same. Pinterest “how to” boards for working with WordPress.

Examples from past students: