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 accomplished this goal through the white paper assignment, here is the link to my white paper,

(opens in a new tab). Some of the stronger work within my categorical argument came from sources I found looking at the sources used to create the articles I was originally using. I really engulfed myself on going on the journey to learn more about slavery and the police. I believe my arguments presented are well thought out and developed it the greatest capacity. My essay has a clear line of logic and research that’s easily understood by large audiences. 

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. 

Here’s an example of of how I met core value 2, “ The Conservative Case for Criminal Justice Reform, even though they are able to recognize the alarming issue incarceration has created for us as a society. They say, “ Over the course of almost half a century, this war on crime helped to quadruple America’s incarceration rates.” If the government is waging a war on crime, should the goal not be for the crime to cease? In the same article they state,  “363 in the 1960s, then rose further to 548 in the 1970s, then to 663 in the 1980s’ ‘, about violent crime within the United States. They use this statistic to find justification that the creation of the war on crime was justified but I believe it does the opposite. There was crime that existed before the mobilization of the police but in the efforts of depleting the crime that existed it increased.  If the war on crime is not about decreasing crime we can only conclude that its goal and the goal of the police furthermore is to increase incarceration not prevent crime from happening” Within a conservative frame the numbers I presented would be a positive within the support of the police and making theri systems larger but with my rhetoric it makes the audience question if the crime was happening because crime happens or crime was increasing because police presence was increasing.

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.

Here’s an example of how I met core 3, “ It’s been established that the ideas and expectations the police were created to continue into the modern day. From the National Law Enforcement Officer Fund, “Slave patrols were no less violent in their control of African Americans; they beat and terrorized as well. Their distinction was that they were legally compelled to do so by local authorities. In this sense, it was considered a civic duty—one that in some areas could result in a fine if avoided.” It was not only encouraged but expected of the police to be terrorist to the Black community. Terrorizing normal black people or even our most prominent figures, like Martin Luther King Jr., whose assassination  has been confirmed to have been executed by law enforcement.” Within this I quote someone else and relate it to a completely separate topic that wouldn’t have crossed the audiences mind if I didn’t present the way that I did.

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.

My entire portfolio is proof of my ability to find research and make it work in my favor but I’ll highlight the work I did in my rebuttal essay, “According to J. David Hacker at the National Library of Medicine, at the height of slavery the most people ever enslaved was, “approximately 10 million slaves lived in the United States, where they contributed 410 billion hours of labor.” In 2023, not including those experiencing so many different forms of incarceration, like halfway houses or parole, according to the Prison Policy Organization there are 1.9 million people incarcerated. From Alexi Jones at Prison Policy, “4.9 million people are arrested and jailed each year, and at least one in 4 of those individuals are booked into jail more than once during the same year.” If the point of prison is retribution what is the point if once they get out they are all the more likely to return?”

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 essays are cited correctly within the formatting you taught and presented to during this past semseter. 

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2 Responses to Reflective—QueenRandom

  1. davidbdale says:

    Beautiful and highly informative illustrations here, QueenRandom! High praise!

    You missed half of Core Value V, however. Did you “represent complex ideas fairly,” including by placing the sourced materials quoted or paraphrased in their correct context?


  2. davidbdale says:

    Graded SAT APR 29


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