First-year undergraduates

The following eportfolios were all created by first-year students in A&S seminars:

Tabetha Cloke uses some common elements in a typical household to structure her WordPress-based eportfolio.

Melissa Johns, a first-year student majoring in Biological Sciences, also notes of her Intro to Psych course that “many of the characters in Gothic fiction exemplify the traits of psychological illnesses,” a subtle invitation to readers to find out more about her work in the realm of the Gothic.

Marianne Robison, through a double major in English and Biological Sciences, focuses on the ways in which Gothic fiction reveals “something greater about the human conditions” and, for her, establishes clear links between her two majors.

Brianna Williams uses her ePortfolio to map a wide range of her writings and coursework during her first semester of classes. Majoring in English – Creative Writing, she also uses her ePortfolio to look ahead to second-semester course.

Emily (“Call me Emi”) DeYoung is an Honors student majoring in Astrophysics. Her ePortfolio (constructed in Weebly) connects her work closely to Honors criteria and experiences while simultaneously providing an engagingly personal view of her interests and her art work.

Kate Colley’s eportfolio (created in Blogspot) provides an excellent and visually engaging overview of the Gothic movement besides showcasing her writing on Gothic literature.

Stefanie Ornelas uses Tumblr to showcase a combination of her writing (much of it about Thomas Hardy) plus a rich range of visual images.

Mica Cunningham’s eportfolio  as well as Alex Rhoades’s both take elegantly streamlined approaches – via WordPress as the platform – to assemble their writing on Gothic literature.

Anna Butcher’s eportfolio demonstrates a rich combination of pages that also showcase her extra-curricular activities as well as her work on a Philosophy and Religion course.

Sruthi Sundaram’s eportfolio – constructed using Weebly as a showcase for her work in UC’s Honors program – takes a very multi-media approach to explore her work in Gothic literature.

Sarah Clark used WordPress to document and showcase her work on modern Irish literature. Like the eportfolios of Mica Cunningham, Alex Rhoades, and Tabetha Cloke, these all serve as good examples of a course-based portfolio that showcases the work produced within a single course and to which a later and more broadly inclusive portfolio might link.