Let Me Show You How

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This exercise will help you think about the steps of activities you know how to do so well that you might struggle to explain them to other people.

Hero Messaging

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This exercise will help you become more aware of the language you use in your writing that may undermine the message you are trying to send.

Audience Analysis

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This exercise will help you become more aware of the language you use in your writing that may undermine the message you are trying to send.

The Content Inventory

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This exercise will help you review what you have done during your time at Wesleyan, both inside and outside of the classroom. Think broadly about your experiences, accomplishments, and failures and what those teach you about your interests, strengths, weaknesses. … Continued

Mind Mapping

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This exercise will help unpack the various components of your capstone experience. You should think of this experience, not as one monolithic thing, but something that can be broken down into multiple parts, and the mind mapping should help you … Continued

The Open Card Sort

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This exercise will help you to think about the connections between the different items in your content inventory. Be willing to explore the different ways you might group your items to reveal connections that might not be apparent at first glance. Make … Continued

Closed Card Sort

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Like the open card sort, this exercise will help you think about the connections between the different items in your content inventory by using two category sets to sort the items in your content inventory.

Documenting a Day

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In this exercise, you will pay special attention to what exactly you do in a day at Wesleyan. Pay attention to both the big and little things that happen to you in a day or things that you make happen. … Continued

Title Trade

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The purpose of this exercise is for you to reconsider how you have titled some of your posts. Your colleagues can look at what you have written with an “outsider’s eye” and help you come up with stronger titles that … Continued

Artifact Analysis

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The purpose of this exercise is for you to practice talking about an artifact and what it represents about what you have learned or are capable of.

Editing Workshop

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The goal of this exercise is for you to edit your classmates’ posts so that they are clear, concise, and say as much as possible with as few words as possible. The posts should be scannable in an online environment and … Continued

Curricular Mapping

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The purpose of this exercise is for you to explore specifically when and where you developed a particular skill by looking at what courses you have taken and what you did in those courses.

Wireframing

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In this exercise, you want to start thinking about the design of your site and test that design with others in the class. You will do this by drawing multiple wireframes, which are a standard part of the process of … Continued

Sight and Sound

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This exercise is intended to help you consider how you might condense a description of your project down to a minute by carefully choosing the right images, words, and sounds to represent your work.

Storyboarding

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This exercise will help you think about how what you might write for an “about” section in your portfolio. What is the “quick and dirty” story you might tell about your project?

Design Decisions

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This exercise will help you make some final decisions about how to design your portfolio. You should think about what the audience will most likely view your portfolio as you make these decisions.