Core Value I. My work demonstrates that I used a variety of social and interactive practices that involve recursive stages of exploration, discovery, conceptualization, and development.
I’d be lying if I said throughout the semester I used interactive practices help my development as a writer. Since I’m being honest this semester was one of my lowest points. I didn’t take my writing as serious as I should have. I didn’t even do it at all. Now I’m sitting here trying to piece together a portfolio of a semesters worth of work that I completed within the past few days. I can say that I wish I focused more throughout the semester and turned my assignments in on time, that way my Research Paper wouldn’t be so rushed. I can tell it has a lot of potential, I can tell I have a lot of potential, but better time management, focus, and motivation is all that is needed for it and I to grow.
Core Value II. My work demonstrates that I placed texts into conversation with one another to create meaning by synthesizing ideas from various discourse communities.
I will say the one thing I am proud about in my Research paper is how well I connected my minor arguments into one. I feel each idea glided right into the next. One thing I realized after reading through it a few time is that it started becoming repetitive. So I started going through it and taking out some of the repetitiveness in order for the flow of my paper to sound a little more natural.
Core Value III. My work demonstrates that I rhetorically analyzed the purpose, audience, and contexts of my own writing and other texts and visual arguments.
Usually when I go through my paper I move at a fast pace. This causes me to overlook many errors, mostly small ones. Believe it or not, many of my past professors paid just as much attention to my mistakes I did. When getting my papers back I’d get maybe a three-sentenced response on why I deserved the grade I had received. Professor Hodges is the only professor I’ve seen so passionate about giving genuine responses to his students. With the few assignments that I really took the time to do, Professor Hodges gave me maybe a page response on how I could get my points across. For example, on my stone money assignment as well as my visual rhetoric essay. He expressed how vague I was being, and stressed the importance of details.
Core Value IV: My work demonstrates that I have met the expectations of academic writing by locating, evaluating, and incorporating illustrations and evidence to support my own ideas and interpretations.
Throughout my visual rhetoric I missed out on including many details, which made it very vague and honestly just overall horrible. Need less to say in my final Visual rhetoric, which is included in my portfolio I tried my best to match the expectations on the amount of detailed required in that assignment.
Core Value V. My work demonstrates that I respect my ethical responsibility to represent complex ideas fairly and to the sources of my information with appropriate citation.
With each argument and assignment I was sure to include a MLA works cited page. Also, my annotated Bibliography includes all my sources used for every assignment, including the background information for it, and how I use it.