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.
Within this semester I’ve been through the recursive stages to get to my final research paper. I began with initial research on my topic to familiarize myself and adjust my view slightly. That lead to the creation of my definition argument paper, which defines my topic while giving the reader an idea of my opinion on it. After defining the topic for myself and the reader, I then was able to continue to write arguments, generating sources as i feel that i need them. Through the feedback I received, I was able to revise each of my three arguments, leading to the final research paper. The process this class has taught me lead me to a final paper that is 10 times better than if I had just decide to only write a final paper and skipping all the steps leading up to it.
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.
While doing my research, I read each source critically. I understood the arguments that most of my sources were introducing. I used the bits of each sources argument in my paper to help make mine more defined. In my papers, I was able to relate each source to one another in a effort to express any specific point. I often found myself reanalyzing sources to make sure I full understood and could use it to formulate my arguments. All the sources went through much analyzation to be confirmed into my paper.
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.
The biggest things to consider when writing is audience, purpose, and context. It is important that these components are considered so a good paper can be composed. In addition, the text should acknowledge both purpose and context. The adaptive arguments I have created can be challenges and countered by the opposition. This indicates a stable argument. This includes the ability to accommodate unintended audiences.
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.
In my work for this course, I was able to answer questions through my understanding of research and thinking. Although my appropriate selection of sources helped me formulate a good base for my ideas, there was no specific opinion just like mine, meaning had had to do a lot of my own thinking and formulating based off what I’ve come to understand on the topic. In the rebuttal argument paper I found opposing sources and opinions and was able to respectfully destroy each of those points through combination on my ideas and sources.
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.
My writing has been completely honest and transparent throughout the course. I morally refuse plagiarize. I’ve represented all of my writing in a civil and respectful manner while making sure my point gets to the reader. My writing is based on my truest beliefs and logic. The addition of emotions in writing is understandable is some situations to help elaborate but papers should not be written with only personal emotions backing it up. This course has helped me acquire quotes from sources correctly and properly cite them. Academic integrity is a simple concept that is easy to follow.