Owning the Intangible: Possession, Theft, and (Mis)Appropriation of Ideas

Miscellaneous Assignment 15: Editing Portfolio

Summary: You gather together representative editing work from the semester and form it into a coherent form.

Purposes: To help you think about the strengths and weaknesses of your editing. To give an incentive for you to edit well throughout the semester.

To Turn In:

Due: 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, 7 December 2010


Throughout this semester, you have edited and assessed the work of your colleagues. As you've done this editing, you've also kept copies of your editing work for yourself in preparation for this assignment. It is now time to gather the work together and to reflect on what you have done.

Begin by reviewing the work you have done, considering the strengths and weaknesses of your editing. How have you helped your colleagues in editing? How have you failed to help them when you could have? Which comments were particularly good or bad?

Once you have completed this review, write a short (two or three paragraph) summary of your self-reflection on editing. Your summary should mention strengths and weaknesses, and other points of interest. This summary may also mention particular pieces of editing that you have done.

As supporting evidence for this summary, provide me with all of your editing work for the semester. In addition, you should pick three pieces of work (edited papers, filled-out rubrics, etc.) and, for each piece, write a paragraph that describes some aspect of your editing style or skills that the piece represents.



Monday, 22 August 2005 [Samuel A. Rebelsky]

Sunday, 19 August 2007 [Samuel A. Rebelsky]

Tuesday, 20 August 2010 [Samuel A. Rebelsky]


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