Reflective – Inspireangels

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.

Through this course, I learn that writing is truly a process that isn’t always a linear path that leads us to construct a well-written essay. Everyone’s writing process is different and eventually with endless revising we can improve our essays each time. I was able to demonstrate the use of a variety of social and interactive practices in my writing through the use of my white paper as this was an area where I was able to explore and discover ideas, my hypothesis’ and understanding of articles I read to later develop into my short argument essay such as my definition essay.  In my definition essay, I was able to use the resources I found to assist me in evolving my essay. As I was searching for more articles for my research paper, the process took weeks since there were articles I had to discard later when I couldn’t find use to it. I had difficulties at first trying just to start my essay because I just didn’t how or where to start. However, with the help of my professor’s feedback directly through comments and through class time when my essay was used as an example to be dissected had became beneficial to me in understanding a different way to approach my essay to capture my readers’ interest and keep their interest.

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 work that demonstrates this core value would be my rebuttal argument essay. I had to look through articles that elaborate on the disadvantages of crossword puzzles which was difficult to find however I managed at the end. I was reading through these articles and was able to understand the author’s viewpoint and synthesize those ideas to develop my argument against the author. In my essay, I critique and question the authors’ side of their arguments by pointing out spots that were weak in their explanations. I was able to conclude that even though crossword puzzles are a great cognitive strategy to use to interrupt food cravings, they might not apply to everyone as everyone’s personality and thought process differs from one another.

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 my PTSD claims would demonstrate I rhetorically analyzed the purpose, audience, and contexts of my own writing. The way this is display through my PTSD claims is that I read and analyze a section of an essay specifically section 22 and identify the types of claims that were being made in this section. I didn’t get to identify all the types of claims made in this section however after receiving feedback from my professor, I was clearly able to see what I miss or misunderstood about claims being made in the essay.

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 would say my definition essay demonstrates

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. 

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