The following outline may help you to write your journal, but essentially
I want you to feel comfortable with your own style of journal writing.
- Write an account of the daily events that occur. (This descriptive
component of your journal should be kept to a minimum.)
- Outline actions for your next contact based upon what you feel you learned
during the site work. If problems or needs surfaced during your hours be
sure to include a plan/outline of action(s) to deal with this the next time.
In this way you can use your log as an "agenda setting" and
personal growth tool.
- Summarize any readings you have been assigned in support of your work.
You might reflect upon any of the following:
- Are you clear about the goals of your site and do you agree that these
goals are worthy?
- If you were in charge of the site, would you change anything?
- What is the most difficult/satisfying part of your work experience? What
does it take to be successful at the kind of work you do?
You might include the following documentation for your portfolio:
- Photographs of your work
- Duplicate copies of your work
- Letter from site supervisor