Demonstrate your learning during the semester and provide a portfolio of written work. Show what you learned in Business Communication, create a set of writing samples that can be used if requested for job applications, analyze your own communication, and set goals for future professional communication.
A portfolio would be commonly brought to an interview that focuses on communication and writing skills. In that type of professional portfolio, traditional elements include a hook, a bio statement, and samples of work.
Your assignment. Complete a personalized, semester-long portfolio project intended to integrate the material covered in class. Unlike a portfolio brought to a job, you will also demonstrate your analysis of your communication skills.
Both good and bad communication have a lot to analyze.
Your analysis or “critical approach” should focus on the “why” and the “how” (Hoger, 1998, p. 64-65). The portfolio should reflect your self-assessment of your writing and presentation skills, and your communication plans for the future.
Each portfolio will be individualized to each student. Aim to consider how you can demonstrate expertise on your field (e.g., marketing, accounting, finance, etc.) in what you write and the goals you set for yourself.
Contents. Use activities, writing, and exercises from the class. You should revise drafts from earlier in the semester for the final portfolio.
Tell your story of your growth as a communicator with the portfolio. The format is a written document and should demonstrate excellence in business communication. Think of presenting a report on your work in this class during the semester to a supervisor or another professor. You will prove what you have learned and talk about how you have improved or plan to improve.
Peer review will take place for several of the written documents. Use the peer review feedback as you revise for a final draft. Also, it is recommended you also take your documents to the Writing Center or Business Communication Center for feedback and run them through Grammarly (however, you are still responsible for proofreading the contents on your own as well).