Chapter 12: Creating a Writing Portfolio
70 Other important points about the writing portfolio
As you work on more projects and articles, remember to include them in your portfolio. Constantly update the portfolio so that employers and professional contacts can see your most recent work. Include a minimum of two to three writing samples, although the quality of the portfolio materials matters more than the quantity (Lovering, 2016).
Some employers may not ask for a portfolio, but will require you to take a writing test. Employers use this assessment to determine your editing skills, understanding of AP style, knowledge of grammar and punctuation, and ability to write under a strict deadline. It might be a timed test or a take-home assessment. The following sentences are examples from the editing section of a writing test.
Please edit the following sentences:
- To kick off the days event, XX Partners Inc. will be hosting a special guest speaker, Dr. P. Richardson from 8:30 to 9:30 am in lexington Auditorium.
- Employees that volunteered for the community service event should contact there manager for further instructions.
- To compete effectively for full-time, entry-level talent in a highly-competitive and shrinking talent pool, we are placing a stronger emphasize on how we define a intern.
Platforms to create your online writing portfolio: