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The Professional Portfolio Example of an Alternative Plan B

The Graduate Committee, in consultation with the supervising faculty member, will review proposals for these projects on a case-by-case basis and indicate what kind of introduction, or equivalent apparatus, is appropriate.


The student prepares a portfolio on a single, coherent topic approved by the supervising faculty member and the graduate committee that contains the following projects (6800-9300 words).

  1. a book review (1500 words)
  2. a note or response article (3000-4500 words)
  3. a proposal for a conference paper (300 words)
  4. notes or manuscript to accompany the conference paper (2000-3000 words)
  5. visual aids to accompany the conference paper (e.g. handouts, slides, overheads, etc.)


The student is required to submit items 1 and 2 to appropriate professional journals and item 3 to an appropriate professional conference.



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