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									     Grading Expectations and Ideas to Consider When Writing EPL 259 Portfolio Paper #4
What follows are expectations and ideas you should bear in mind as you work on this assignment.
Please review and follow these carefully, so that you improve your chances of earning more points on
your work for Portfolio 4.

THE ASSIGNMENT READS AS FOLLOWS:
Portfolio 4. A Success Story
Write about an actual academic experience you have had where you were faced with a challenge and you were successful.
This should be an accomplishment of which you are proud.
Describe in detail the situation and circumstances as if you were writing a story for a magazine. Make yourself the central
character. Write about your thoughts and feelings, your behavior, how others reacted to you and what you learned from the
experience. Use the concepts and techniques described in this module. Make it clear how your thoughts influenced your
feelings and behavior. Your story should be at least two double-spaced pages in a 12-point font.
Monitor Your Writing
1. Was this an interesting success story? 5 pts
2. Did it include information about thoughts, feelings, and behavior? 10 pts
3. Did it clearly make reference to the concepts and techniques presented in the module? 10 pts
4. Is your paper correctly formatted? Is it at least two pages in length, double spaced, and written in a size-12 font? 2 pts
5. Is your paper “reader friendly”? Did you use a Spellchecker for spelling errors and read your paper aloud
     (or have a friend read it to you) to check for good grammar usage and clarity of your ideas? 3 pts

YOU SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ELEMENTS IN YOUR PAPER:
1. You have written about an academic experience of which you are proud.

2. You have described IN DETAIL both
        a-the situation and
        b-the circumstances about your experience.

3. You write about yourself in the style of a mainstream, professional magazine publication (such as
Newsweek, Time, the Nation, Spin, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, the National Review, the Economist)
as the central character. This means you should be following the usual guidelines for grammar,
spelling, punctuation, style, etc. that are described in your "Things to Avoid" course handout.

4. Your paper clearly includes detail about your
        a-THOUGHTS
        b-FEELINGS
        c-BEHAVIOR

5. Your paper clearly includes detail about
        a-HOW OTHERS REACTED TO YOU/YOUR EXPERIENCE AND
        b-WHAT YOU LEARNED from the experience.
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6. Your paper clearly identifies concepts and techniques identified in this Module.

Because you are referring to these concepts and techniques, you should include CITATIONS
(with accurate use of APA or MLA format, including a references/works cited page).

 To save paper, you can provide this information at the bottom of a page,
  if you have already written more than two full pages of material for the body of your paper.
1   What Module??? You can use concepts and techniques from Module 4 and Module 5. For more information, see the next page.
#6 in the Portfolio 4 handout reads,

6. Your paper clearly identifies concepts and techniques identified in this Module.

¿¿¿What Module is that???

The short answer: in writing your Portfolio 4 assignment,
                  you can use material from both Modules 4 and 5.

The longer answer: Modules 4 and 5 are "motivation" chapters.

Module 4
The basic theory of self-efficacy (confidence) is that those who believe in their capacity to accomplish
a goal are more likely to undertake the necessary steps to actually accomplish it (motivation).

Module 4 works on the self-system: confidence is a function of what we think, ourselves.

What we think will affect what we do.

If we are not confident in our academic abilities, we need to build that confidence. Module 4
addresses techniques for doing so.

Module 5
Paired with Module 4, Module 5 is the second of two "motivation" modules.

The purpose of Module 5 is to get EPL 259 students to begin taking responsibility for their actions:
they control (more than anyone else) how well they perform in college.

One of the premises on which Module 5 was designed is the notion that nowadays, people tend to
look for anyone else on whom to blame their problems.

								
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