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.
These assignments have allowed me to explore and discover new sources of information. In the very beginning of the course, I created a hypothesis that was very vague and repetitive. Over time, I began to explore many different sources of information and use it towards my projects. Conferencing was something that really helped me in this class. I was able to ask questions and receive helpful feedback about my hypothesis and assignment. The White Paper was also a huge help because it allowed me to keep track of all the information and sources I found throughout the semester.
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.
The Rebuttal argument assignment definitely demonstrates this core value the most. I was able to put different viewpoints together from different authors and put texts into conversations. I believe that when the readers see different perspectives and authors throughout the paper, it helps them to agree with you. My hypothesis was how teens use their phone too much and it causes insomnia. In this paper, I even showed an example of surveys done by teens themselves agreeing that they use their phones too much. By including the teens into this paper, it shows them and the reader that what I am talking about is serious and agreeable.
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 think that my Causal argument demonstrates the purpose and audience in the text. I feel like I was really able to c connect with my readers and and not come off too strong. I was able to add quotes that were coming at my audience but gently agreeing with my argument. I think that it is very important to know your audience and subtly talk about the topic in a way that they will agree with you. You also must be aware of how your audience will take the words you are saying.
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.
The paper that fits this core value the most would be my research paper. This assignment allowed me to explain my ideas and use the sources I had found in a way that would attract my audience. The sources and evidence I had shown made my argument agreeable and convincing to my audience. When searching for the right sources, I had found myself also looking for different opinions and ideas that went against my own. Although this was difficult, when I was able to explain a different point, it made my actual argument stronger.
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.
One of my assignments that respects ethical responsibility would be my annotated bibliography. This piece of work was simply explaining each source I used in all of my papers and showing how I used it to fit with my hypothesis. This paper allowed me to see all of the sources I had found and used to incorporate in my assignments. Giving a background on each source was to show what each author had talked about and how it relates to my papers. I think this specific assignment allowed me to stay focused and organized. It also showed my growth as a writer and how I can add other opinions and authors into my papers to help my argument.
I’m particularly glad to hear that you found the White Paper valuable, PinkHeart. If you don’t really mean that, please let me know. Future students will thank you if you tell the truth here. 🙂