Official due date: June 3, 2000. However, if you are willing to proofread
your whole Portfolio at least twice, correct obvious errors including
those gleaned from the "Corrections" and consider some of the
suggestions below, your due date will be extended to Thursday June 5.
If you have handed in your complete (On-Paper) Portfolio on time (i.e. by
June 5), you may still make
corrections and add improvements online, i.e. on your WebPage.
For these changes to count, they should be posted by June
7 and be announced by Email to alert instructor.
No part of the portfolio can be submitted by Email.
If you want it to count as a hypertextual presentation (and to be
opened by instructor) it can also not be
attached to your WebPage as a pdf or doc file. Internal and
external (connected hyper-) links are encouraged.
Portfolio: Learning Objectives, Expected Outcomes and Resources
- Presentations: All portfolios have to be available during class time
on Thursday June 5 for Peer Evaluations.
- Minimum Requirements:
- Personal Introduction
with Objectives and Outcome Expectations.
(Probably needs to be adjusted and expanded to serve as an introduction
to your Portfolio.
Q.: Should I leave "my personal academic background" in this
A.: I might suggest that you leave it in as part of the
introduction, maybe give it an appropriate new subheading. Feel free to
edit it if you think that is needed. This is a portfolio, not a narrowly
targeted and tightly packaged project. Some personal background and
context still make a lot of sense.
Comparison of Three Texts (2nd Week)
Resource Page: Initial Version
- Population Pyramid
with Interpretation of selected Cohort or
Life-Stage Phenomena in the Selected Context; If pyramid is hand-drawn, it
should have straight lines and be drawn in ink (not pencil)(4th Week)
Location Quotient Exercise (Please
check and, if necessary correct or
expand, the calculation, interpretation and data sources for this
assignment) (5th Week)
- Thunen/Land Use Exercise (6th
- Spatial Competition Exercise
- Network Exercise (8th Week)
- Resource Page: Needs a substantive
topic, 2-tier subheadings,
connected URLs (if posted online), complete citations, balance and
relevance for your topic. You do not have to identify how you found the
reference. URLs are INSUFFICIENT as citations.
The first category should be something like "General introduction to my
field of interests within Economic Geography" and should include at least
one annotated reference of the kind appropriate for the Friday
Contribution for week#7.
(3rd and 10th Week + Discussion Week#7)
Organizational Geography Exercise | My Organization
It looks like that some of you are regretting now that you do not have
your WebSite ready to go for this assignment (which, together with the
Resource Page, would probably benefit most from a Web presentation).
Being able to "click" your way right through to the source page of the
information seems to make a lot of difference.
One of you asked me (on Thursday May 29) whether it is too late now to
an HTML workshop. I would think so (given that there is some other work
to be done). However, if you know what to do and
have everything else ready to go, maybe it is not too late for those two
If you are presenting your organization assignment on the Web, please make
sure that there is a clickable link for every category of information you
are reporting on. Thanks!
- Integrated Write-Up of your
Portfolio-related research and your "Discussion
Contributions", based on:
The emphasis here is NOT on length but on your ability to make the points
which you intend to make (or have made in other parts of your Portfolio),
the depth of your treatment, the relationships to Geography 207, the
integration of your different assignments. While your initial
"Introduction" should be rewritten or expanded into an Introduction to
your Portfolio, this final write-up should become a summary of your
arguments and findings and the "Conclusion".
- your research (for this stage or for your earlier assignments which
you now integrate through this statement)
- notes related to your (oral) contributions in class
- Journal of "5th Hour Experiences" (Workshops, lectures, computer or
other assistance you rendered to other members of this class)
- Particularly Pertinent Materials Related to Your Class Contributions
(Discussions etc.) or Portfolio Theme
- Other (Your Own) Write-ups Related to Class, Readings or Your
- Physical or Electronic Form:
- WebPortfolio: Please convert your present "table of contents" to a
cover- or entry page with all the relevant additional information
(including name, but NOT your student number).
- On Paper (If your portfolio is also on your Website, you do not have
to copy/print-out any non-text components of the Portfolio. In this case,
please indicate on the cover-page that it represents a text-only version
of your Web-Portfolio. Please do NOT identify your student number on the
- Your Cover Page (Table of Contents)
Web URL: be sure that your Website connects from the present
entrypage as connected to the Class Membership List. All access changes
need to be communicated by Email to the instructor.
- Generous Use of Subheadings
- Complete Bibliographic Citations. Links (Use of Hyperlinks to
"external" Resources, i.e. all relevant URLs should be linked
- Cross-References (hyper-links) to other Parts of the Portfolio
- Evaluation of Learning Outcomes of Portfolio
- Peer Evaluation in class (and online, if accessible)
Special forms will be supplied (10th Week)
- Self-Evaluation (part of portfolio)
- By instructor
- Return of Portfolio:
You do NOT have to submit the original copy of your Portfolio. If you
hand in a black/white copy of your color original, you may want to show
the original to instructor.
If you do not attach a self-adressed, stamped
envelope to your Portfolio, you may inquire about the possible return of
it by Email (after the end of the quarter). I will Not have regular office
hours during the Summer, and I am not permitted to leave your graded
papers or portfolios outside my door!