Cheyanne Gonzales '18

Major: Writing
Hometown:Alliance, Ohio

I've lived in Alliance my whole life. I knew I wanted to stay close to home when I started researching colleges, and I realized that Mount Union was the perfect fit for me. The academics are strong and there is plenty to get involved in on campus. Not to mention, the campus is amazing.

WOC Portfolio

Have questions about the WOC Portfolio? First, check out the WOC Portfolio Homepage—it will tell you pretty much everything you need to know about what the WOC Portfolio is, what to do to prepare, and how to actually put it together. The DWOC Studio is here to help you with a variety of tasks relevant to the WOC Portfolio, including:

  • Writing the cover letter.
  • Revising both writing and speaking assignments. Yes, it is allowed and highly recommended by the WOC Board!
  • Revising a portfolio if you did not pass the first time. Don’t go it alone—we’re here to help!
  • Putting together and submitting your portfolio online. There are several Help-a-thons scheduled throughout the year, but we can help you any time. 

You are encouraged to revise both writing and speaking assignments that you plan to put in your Portfolio, and the DWOC Studio is here to help! Below are some general guidelines.

  • Don’t be afraid to revise materials. The portfolio is meant to show your best possible writing and oral communication skills at the mid-career level, and has important implications for your future.
  • Make an appointment using our online system. You may need to register if you’ve never used the DWOC Studio before. Make sure to fill out what you’re coming to work on—think about your goals for the session so that the consultant can adequately prepare for the session.
  • If you still have access to it, bring the original assignment your teacher gave you.
  • Make sure you have access to the original oral or written piece, if possible. You might have been asked to store these pieces on Brightspace.
  • An audience is typically required for oral performances that will be included in the WOC Portfolio. If you wish to re-shoot an oral performance, we recommend that you bring an audience of at least three people with you. Your DWOC Studio consultant will capture them on film so that WOC evaluators will know you had an audience present at your reshoot.
  • Be sure to revise your cover letter after your DWOC Studio visit to describe your revision process—it’s important for evaluators to understand that you made the important step of undertaking revision, and they will want to know specifically what areas you worked on.

If you have questions about requirements, rules, appropriate assignments, and/or rubrics for the WOC Portfolio or other Integrative Core components, visit the Integrative Core Program Office in KHIC 233, email icore@mountunion.edu, or call (330) 829-8229.

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