The portfolio was a very useful tool to show how much I have learned from this class and how much I have improved as a writer. In the portfolio I was able to prepare summaries and analyses of all the material that have been discussed in class. These assignments not only helped me to consolidate knowledge but also to prepare useful study notes for the final exam. The extra information provided in the blog was also very helpful in the understanding of many of the concepts discussed in class. Sometimes just reading the material by itself didn’t help me to understand some of the concepts .Therefore, having visual aids like videos and pictures really helped me consolidate these concepts in an easier way. In conclusion, having a portfolio made me engage with this class and work very hard for each of the assignments. As a result, I could identify my weaker points, work on them and improve as a writer.