Collaborative Reflection

Collaborative Reflection (Portfolio)

  • Answers the questions: “What was it like to collaborate on these projects?” “What did you learn from each other that you’ll take into your next collaboration?”
  • A group reflection of 4 – 5 pages discussing the collaboration process for both the Thinking About Audience presentation and the Advice for Beginning College Students essay.
  • This essay is a portfolio essay; the audience for your reflection will be faculty.
  • The essay must be posted in the CIDocs folder, Collaborative Reflection.

Draft Due Week 8

Portfolio Due Week 14

  • Discuss all collaborative activities, but try to find some common element or insight that ran through all of them to use as a main idea pulling the reflection together.
  • Citations and outside sources are not required for the Collaborative Reflection, but if you use them, you will need to cite them following the MLA Style Guide.
  • The document should be semi-formal in keeping with the audience you are writing it for. Personal pronouns are acceptable; contractions/slang should be avoided.
  • You may include images in the document if you believe they enhance the reader’s understanding of your discussion.
  • When submitting this assignment in your portfolio, it will be considered a part of Advice for Beginning College Students and will immediately follow it.
  • The resource below is a fine example of how a collaborative essay can work. Both writers are individually present in the reading, but it is also clear that they wrote the piece together.


Lisa Ede and Andrea Lunsford. “Why Write Together?” Rhetoric Review. 1.2 (1983): 150 – 157.