Sample Student 2

English and Animal Biology

About the Assignment

As a master's student at Auburn University, I was one of the early groups of students who participated in the ePortfolio Project, a campus-wide initiative that allows students to create professional websites to showcase their professional expertise. In my professional communication course, I wanted to bring these experiences to students interested in web design and in crafting a professional persona.

This assignment built from previous document-driven assignments, where they created professional documents tailored to their field. We looked at examples of professional websites, and wrote reflections to craft a rhetorical awareness of their field's professional website genre. Then we read about and practiced wireframing and other elements of web design. After students built their websites, we workshopped them in class and then practiced usability testing and feedback-driven revision.