Reflective – Rowanluver29

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 believe that I was able to meet the expectations for core value one in the variety of assignments provided during the semester. Not only did we focus a lot on our research essay, but we also had little filler assignments that helped us as writers as well other than strictly the research essay. One assignment that came into mind was our visual rhetoric assignment. This assignment definitely allowed us to explore another side of writing, watching a short video and needing to come up with an almost step by step of how the video was broken down was something I never had to do in a writing class before, but the assignment taught us that when we are writing specific parts of an essay that the reader may not understand in full like we might, we need to give the information that leads us to a specific conclusion, and not just the conclusion. Like professor Hodges used in his example, we cannot state “since he has no money”, instead we should say “he turns out his empty pockets to indicate he has no money.”

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 think the assignment that reflects this core value the most that I have completed would be my definition argument. This is because I used the same author that clearly stated the different types of murderers in a thorough matter. The author had an easy to understand yet informational articles that helped me easily incorporate the different types of serial killers into my essay without it being difficult for the audience or myself to understand when reading. I also used multiple other different websites to give information about different real serial killers that matched up with these murder types. I did this throughout my definition argument and throughout my entire essay. I used those different websites to link all of the murderers’ pasts and sometimes tendencies together, which helped my essay flow better.

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 rebuttal argument heavily acknowledges the purpose audience and context of my own writing and other arguments. When finding an article, you have to argue against, you have to fully understand the opposing sides point of view as well as your own in order to have a strong comeback on what the opposing essay is trying to say. Knowing which way, the audience leans can also have a big impact on how you should write you rebuttal as well. Knowing all aspects of you enemy makes a better argument, so making sure you analyze your purpose audience and context of writing, as well as your opposing teams is a huge part of a rebuttal argument. It might even be the most important part, simply because knowing your enemies weak spot is how you are able to make yourself or argument look even stronger.

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.

I think the piece of writing I completed this semester that matches core 4’s values would be my final research essay. Within this essay I was able to complete all three required short essays throughout the semester, as well as an annotated bibliography. I was able to locate sources and use them to express my ideas to the audience. In my essay, I believe that a traumatic childhood can raise a serial killer. So, I used a lot of sources that illustrated my idea and made it convincing and easy for the audience to grasp. But I also had to find sources that went against my ideas, which was a difficult task to do. Sometimes spinning an author’s idea on them to prove them wrong can be more complex than expected, but once you do it is a very satisfying feeling. Being able to incorporate an opposing source into an essay and proving them wrong is a very satisfying feeling, and I believe that I did a decent job at the rebuttal.

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 piece of work that respects ethical responsibility would be all of my assignments, but specifically my annotated bibliography. In this assignment we had to properly site all or most of our sources that are mentioned in our essays in order to give credit to the respected authors we used. This assignment also had us state a little bit of background about the source, so that we knew what we were talking about and also so that Professor Hodges knows we know what we are talking about. We also had to explain how we used it in our essay, I used this to imply which parts of information I was going to draw from that source and how/where I would use it in my article. This helped me stay organized before and after the writing process.

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1 Response to Reflective – Rowanluver29

  1. davidbdale says:

    Graded SAT APR 29


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