Core Value 1. My work demonstrates that I used a variety of social and interactive practices that involve recursive stages of exploration, discovery, conceptualization, and development.
Throughout the semester, I have used a variety of social and interactive practices that involve recursive stages of exploration, discovery, conceptualization, and development. I have received numerous amounts of feedback from my professor, as well as from my peers. For example, I used the feedback I have received to rewrite my definition argument. I had issues with how to create a quotation “block,” and I received the correct information to fix my problem. Even the grammar exercise showed me how to fix my essay. I had to change my grammar used to make it more understandable. I also learned to make sure not to use the word “you” in my essay. After receiving the feedback, I had to go back and change my essay, hopefully, to make it better.
Core Value 2. My work demonstrates that I read critically, and that I placed texts into conversation with one another to create meaning by synthesizing ideas from various discourse communities.
I believe that my work does demonstrate that I read critically. Throughout the semester, we have received numerous assignments that require reading texts and responding to them, such as replying in the comment field. I believe am able to read arguments carefully and understand what the author is trying to persuade. I am also able to critically interpret the author’s message and write it in my own words. I believe the work that demonstrates my skills is the purposeful summaries. That assignment showed how I was able to create a paragraph and rewrite the author’s message in my own words. I think I handled the task in a way that improved my understanding. I also believe that doing this task helped me to understand how to rephrase the author’s words, but still share the clear message.
Core Value 3. My work demonstrates that I rhetorically analyzed the purpose, audience, and contexts of my own writing and other texts and visual arguments.
I believe that the visual rhetoric assignment shows how I analyzed the purpose, audience, and contexts of writing. When doing this assignment, I had to think outside the box and pay attention to every single detail. I had to create a summary for an audience that have never seen the video. The video was approximately thirty seconds long. I had to be very specific with what I was saying. I needed to create a picture for my audience so they could see what I was seeing. I will continuously learn how to create meaningful arguments presented to viewers.
Core Value 4: 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 the semester I started to understand how to create writing that involves my own ideas and interpretations. I believe I have met the expectations of academics with my writing. During my academic research, I have used many different sources to back up my evidence, to make it stronger and understandable to the reader. I believe the example I have used this technique in my causal argument. I have searched for different sources to support my hypothesis.
Core Value 5. My work demonstrates that I respect my ethical responsibility to represent complex ideas fairly and to the sources of my information with appropriate citation.
Throughout the semester I believe my work demonstrates that I respect ethical responsibility to represent complex ideas fairly and to the sources of my information with appropriate citation. I think that my annotated bibliography shows this in the best way. In my bibliography, I had to describe how each of the sources helped me support my hypothesis. I also had to explain in which ways the sources had improved my research argument. Of course, I had to make sure to properly use the correct citations to give the credit to the original authors. I completely understand how important it is to show the original authors credit for their ideas.