I need to receive an email from you every week, or at the most every two weeks. Even if they just let me know that you're alive and well, and that you're still plugging away. I get nervous when it's been longer than two weeks without hearing anything. I love receiving brief summaries of what's going on in the different subject areas.
As you proceed through the year keep samples from the different subject areas to submit. I enjoy receiving emailed scans of assignments. I'll send a portfolio checklist to help you to build your portfolios. I'll also post the list on this blog.