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Term Project 02
Communication Portfolio (25% of final grade)
Due: April 8, XXXXXXXXXX:59pm)

Summary: For Term Project 2, you will create a communication portfolio. This document (1) identifies
the associated learning outcome; (2) offers guidelines and instructions for each section of the portfolio;
(3) provides an overview of how the project will be assessed; and (4) suggests platforms you can use to
create your portfolio, along with resources you may find helpful when completing your portfolio.

1. Learning Outcome: Analyze and identify your own communication skills as an engineer, identifying
gaps and opportunities for improvement (CLO7).

2. Guidelines/Instructions: This semester, you have been asked to complete a variety of activities,
exercises, and assignments in this course. This is your opportunity to showcase and reflect on your best
work, and to identify the communication skills you developed along the way. Your portfolio should be a
stand-alone record that can be understood by someone other than your classmates, TAs, or
instructors. Provided that your portfolio is publicly accessible (and remains that way until May 31,
2022), you may use any platform of your choosing to build and host your portfolio (some platform
suggestions have been provided below). Submit your completed portfolio by 11:59pm, April 8, 2022,
via the Term Project 02 page on eClass.

In short, your portfolio should
i. showcase your work;
ii. reflect on your development as a communicator;
iii. be linked to a LinkedIn profile;
iv. be uniquely tailored to you; and
v. make a positive, professional impression.

i. Showcase: Select four (4) items which, in your opinion, best reflect your skills and your development
as an effective communicator. Three (3) items must be from ENG2003, and one (1) must be from
another course. All showcased work should have been completed during the cu
ent academic year

For each item in your showcase, you should address the following:
Explain why you selected this piece for your showcase
What does this piece say about your development as a communicator?
Did this piece push you out of your comfort zone?
Is this piece your best work? Why or why not?
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ii. Reflection:
elow, reflect on your experiences in the course as well as your development as a communicator. Your
eflection should demonstrate reflective thought and inquiry, in addition to providing examples from,
and making connections to, personal experiences. This section should consist of two parts: (I)
eflections on your experiences in ENG2003; and (II) reflections on your growth and development as an
effective communicator. In total, this section should be between 500 and 1,000 words in length.

Here are some questions to consider when reflecting on your experiences in ENG2003 (remember
to provide examples):
How would you describe your overall experience in ENG2003?
Was the course what you expected it to be? Why or why not?
Which course content did you find the most useful and why?
Which topic(s) did you find the most interesting and why?
Here are some questions to consider when reflecting on your development as a communicator
(remember to provide examples):
How would you describe your communication abilities before ENG2003? What about now?
Which communication skills (e.g., presentations, report writing, etc.) did you improve the
Which communication skills do you still need to work on?
How will your experience in this course change the way you approach other engineering
courses? What about engineering practice?

iii. LinkedIn: By drawing on the course content concerning cover letters and resumes, and using the
LinkedIn Profile Checklist (available on eClass), create a LinkedIn profile (or update your existing profile
using the guidelines outlined below). Ensure that your LinkedIn profile is prominently linked in your
portfolio, and that your LinkedIn profile includes a link to your portfolio. To receive marks for your
profile, it must be visible to the public (consult the tutorial available on
to do this).

At minimum, your LinkedIn profile should include the following:
A descriptive headline - ;
A clear, concise summary
Under education: provide details about your undergraduate program; and
Under skills & experience: list at least five skills.

iv. Uniquely Tailored: Your portfolio should be uniquely tailored to you as both an emerging
professional engineer and as a person. Consider including select ho
ies or extracu
icular activities,
and explain how these activities allowed you to develop transferable skills. Crucially, you should use
your judgement to balance personalization on the one hand, and professionalism on the other.

This section should include at least one interesting passion-project you worked on, whether in your
spare time or in another course. Some examples include:
Photograph of a prototype you are working on;
Screenshot of an interface;
Description or picture of a design project; and
Description of (and link to) code on github, or your models/drawings on CAD.
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v. Positive, Professional Impression: Your portfolio should make a positive impression on the reader
without sacrificing professionalism. Consider, for instance, whether your ho
ies or extracu
are appropriate for a professional portfolio.

You should make an effort to account for the o. For example:
Have you been clear and concise without sacrificing completeness?
Do you come across as a credible, courteous person?
Is your reflection coherent?

3. Assessment Overview: The communication portfolio is worth 25% of your final grade, a
of which is as follows:

Showcase four pieces of work 40%
Reflection on course, development 30%
LinkedIn profile 10%
Uniquely tailored 10%
Positive, professional impression 10%

4. Platform Suggestions and Additional Resources: To create your portfolio, you may use any platform
of your choosing, provided that your portfolio is publicly accessible (and remains that way until May
31, XXXXXXXXXXKeep in mind that many platforms will impose restrictions on free accounts, and that this
may prove problematic in the context of this term project. For this reason, it is recommended that you
use one of the platforms suggested below.

Wordpress: https:
Wix: https:
Crevado: https:

Tutorials for creating a portfolio in Wordpress and Wix are available on eClass. You may also find the
elow resources (which are available on eClass) useful when completing your portfolio:

s Reflective Cycle (you may find this useful if you are struggling with the reflection section):

A number of additional reflection models and frameworks can be found here:

LinkedIn Profile Checklist: contains guidance for completing your LinkedIn profile:
Answered 1 days AfterApr 07, 2022


Ishwar answered on Apr 08 2022
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Showcase four pieces of work
a. Speaking :
As effective communicator, a speaking is prime requirement to communicate with individual or groups of people. Everything from the words speaking, body language, pitch, voice and tone can impact of being good speaker. For instance, when working in professional sector, speaking with co-employee, it is essential to do conversation polite and friendly tone. In fact, good communicator doesn’t means to throw sentences and words to others. It is require being carefully as adding intonation and stressors. For instance, during conversation, it require different tones for ask questions and to emphasize something. Therefore, the selection of “speaking” is co
ect choice for being good communicator. However, learning and experience as communicator will helps to convey the meaningful and decent intension without developing any doubt.
. Listening :
Listening may seems as easy to adapt and ca
y, but this would be most difficult. In general, the communication would be two-way i.e. speaker and listener. There is conversation between two or more people. To be good communicator, it is require to give sufficient time and space for communicate and demonstrate their thoughts. Once, the sentence and small conversation complete by one person, after taking two second
eak, it require to speak or showcase your though. The procedure seems listening to subordinate carefully and understand clearly what they said. In practice, don’t just listen and hear, but listen with deep intent. In case, if you have questions at middle of conversation, wait until
eak of one conversation and start ask question immediately. This indicates, you are a good listener.
c. Reading :
In professional, there is no discussion about general topics that means, you don’t have to be a passionate reader and complete any topic about reading. But, it is require to read some complex business case studies, important news and professional documents as well. This is not just about to go overview and reading entire documents, it would be more intent to read key elements, lines and key aspect within fraction of time. if you are good reader, that will helps to make good communicator by pronouncing each terms co
ectly and communicate effectively. However, to select this term would be useful in professional sector as that will increase vocabulary, easy to keep impression for business deal and grab attention in professional environment which helps to boost career.
d. Non-ve
al communicator :
The non-ve
al communication is deal with the way in which being convey the information based on body gesture, hand movement, emotion, intentions, needs and attitudes without using ve
al language. In general, it wouldn’t count for effective communication, but professionals may notice these elements to understand your requirement,...

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