Welcome to my Active Citizenship Writing Portfolio! This is where I will be presenting my assignments from my Active Citizenship Writing class. Please take a glimpse at my writing projects and portfolio content. This ePortfolio will also include many reflective essays demonstrating what I have learned about rhetoric in this Active Citizenship Writing class.

Profesional Profile 

My name is Jade Jackson and I am currently a senior Business Administration major with two concentrations in Information Systems and Security and Cyber Security. I will be graduating from Longwood University in May 2018. During the summer, I interned with Ferguson Enterprises as a Hardware Support Analyst. I enjoy helping people and solving problems. While I was an intern, I felt a sense of accomplishment when I was able to fix hardware and software related issues for customers in need. I also have worked for a grocery store called FarmFresh Supermarkets for five years. This has taught me to always be patient and try to give outstanding customer service to all customers.

ePortfolio Purpose and Content 

The purpose of this ePortfolio is to demonstrate how my class projects and assignments from my Active Citizenship Writing class (English 400), has shaped me into a better active citizen and gave me the guidelines to become a citizen leader in my community. The class activities and course assignments allowed me write and debate many ongoing issues in our society. I now feel more comfortable analyzing someone else’s argument, without letting my own viewpoints get in the way. This Active Citizenship Writing class has also taught me how to be a better communicator with audiences. It has also helped me identify if someones writing or my own writing is effective by getting the  purpose/point across to the audience clearly and in a timely manner.

Course Learning Outcomes 

  • Engage in the process of citizen leadership by investigating multiple perspectives on important public issues;
  • Understand the nature of public discourse/debate as determined by purpose, audience, and context;
  • Choose appropriate formats in writing for a variety of purposes;
  • Analyze the effectiveness of their own texts and processes for a specific rhetorical situations;
  • Understand how the knowledge, skills and values learned in general education are interwoven and interrelated, and how they can contribute to the process of citizen leadership.