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.
I wasn’t well versed on my first day in David Hodges’ college composition II class, because the coursework was required to be typed and the objectives had to be followed to attain optimal clarity for the people reading to form their own statements and opinions. To be honest, I was not that great at writing as it never really interested me. During this semester, I found myself pondering the practices, such as the riddles and classwork, that were related to what we needed to learn, such as: never using first person or finding counterarguments to your papers. Many of the questions Professor Hodges gave us required counterintuition in figuring out the answer. Although it may not always be simple, just trying to think outside the box would be the best approach to any situation.
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.
My white paper was about spotted lanternflies and their negative impact on the environment. The information I’ve provided about the looming threat to trees’ bark and sap, which are essential for growth and nourishment, is correct. Farmers who grow fruit trees and grape vines are also concerned about the impact of these insects on their valuable resources. The population was able to grow thanks to traps and research into their weaknesses, such as learning their flight patterns and determining where they prefer to rest and mate with females. These sources would be used to create a statement for people who want to learn more about the Spotted Lanternflies that are causing a nuisance in nature, and for those who want to stop them, I would need to reach out to them using persuasion and evidence to make them choose of their own free will.
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.
My own writing needs improvement a while ago in grammar and fluency for the audience to understand what I’m trying to write down the evidence and thoughts in a clearer format. Within the context, like the visual rhetoric needed context without the sound to learn what is happening on each frame of the video. The arguments presented are somewhat in need of guidance, whether trying to argue about the Spotted Lanternfly are needed to eliminate from North America through traps and investigating their weaknesses to be exploited. Including the purpose to let the reader be more supportive for the cause.
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.
It somewhat met the expectations, but I still need to refine some of the skills learned from class, like getting the main idea across without confusing anyone in my sentences. Maybe during my free time at home, I would need to ask my brother or parents to check if the ideas are presented well enough for people to know if I still need improvement or not. However, I’ll get practice from the writing center and see through my work to make sure my approach to writing will change.
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.
The responsibilities for my work have improved throughout the semester from my portfolio and non-portfolio works in order to make sure each one is stabilized with information about Spotted Lanternflies as well include the citations to have people recognize where the information comes from in the URL. However, creating complex ideas aren’t my forte with how complex the ideas should be for the white paper and I’m not that confident in my writing because I might confuse the reader with the question that I might not figure it out myself. Nevertheless, the responsibility was handled, and I’ll concentrate on creating complex ideas that nobody has thought up before.