"A writing assignment orders your thinking."But how do we get from "A writing assignment orders your thinking" to the fact that portfolios matter? And how does this comport with the fact that there were writing assignments and programs (good ones, in fact) before portfolios were even invented?
Representative and Former Speaker Jody Richards, ninety seconds ago, and so right!
The idea that portfolios are somehow necessary for good writing instructions has absolutely no basis in reality. In fact, I'm trying to think of one great writer who learned to write through a program that emphasized portfolios.
Maybe Susan could name one.