Reflective Senpai Pio

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.

As you may know, this semester I definitely slacked off. This was by far the hardest English related class, possibly most challenging class overall for me. I do not believe my work overall has demonstrated the Core Value 1. For starters, I did not implement any recursive stages. Even when you left notes on my paper, I extremely struggled to implement them back into my paper. Was it because I just cannot rite, no. I am beyond burnt out. It is hard for me to even open my laptop screen. That is not an excuse, but it is one of the reasons why I was unable to complete that. I do believe I implemented the conceptualization aspect of the core value 1. This is because I wrote about an idea I doubt no one has ever done. Although I know I did not execute it to the best of my ability, I do believe I had a very good topic.

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 believe this core value truly changed how I think. Like most people, I never thought counterintuitively. To be honest, I thought it was kind of pointless. However, in the beginning of the year I realized how important it is. This is because I enjoy the questioning aspect of everything. I am currently a physics major, and one thing that I always did was question everything I was told. This helps me truly understand something. By implementing this in other aspects of my life, I can learn and just see the world differently.

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 feel like I achieved Core Value 3. When writing my research paper, I do believe that I achieved this. This is because my research paper’s topic was extreme. I knew exactly what audience I was writing about, and I knew I was writing against almost every English teacher. I do believe my essay had a purpose, and if I truly did everything 100% I could have a really good meaningful 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 do not believe I have met the expectations of academic writing. However, I do believe I have used locating, evaluating, and incorporating illustrations and evidence to support my own ideas and interpretations. I believe I achieved this in my research paper. Do I believe I did it effectively, definitely no. However, I did believe I successfully incorporated illustrations in my causal essay when talking about the Phillies. For the evaluating aspect, I believe I achieved that when writing my definition essay by linking one topic to another. The transitions were rough, but I believe I did have a good idea while writing it.

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. 

I do believe I did this in two of the three essays. In the definition essay, I believe I was very successful in achieving this. When writing the rebuttal essay, I do believe I meant to achieve this and in some places I failed. When writing against you, I did not any mean intentions. I am not sure if I came off as hostile, but I did not mean to. I truly do not have any mean feelings towards you. I have nothing but respect. In my cuasal essay, I believe I extremely failed this. By going against Google Scholar, I believe I did not go at it responsibly or fairly. I feel like I was going a bit too extreme, and some of my claims were not good enough for such an extreme topic.

Side Note:

I just wanted to thank you. You were nothing but patient with me. I barely did anything, but you were definitely one of my favorite teachers ever. I believe that you did of the most impact to me over any other teacher. Thank you for constantly pushing me. I appreciate everything you have done for me and my peers.

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2 Responses to Reflective Senpai Pio

  1. davidbdale says:

    This is an unconventional but disarmingly candid Reflective Statement, SP. I would not have appreciated anything else. I think every writing instructor understands the limitations of the Research Paper as a semester-long goal. I could have offered you lots of objections you never thought of! 🙂 And would have if you’d been in a better state of mind to have those conversations.

    My facebook status from March 01 was not written with you in mind, but maybe it will give you a laugh.

    Thanks for hanging in there the best you could, and for your very generous praise above. If you’re ever stationed in Ocean City NJ, let me know. I’ll come visit.


  2. davidbdale says:

    Graded SAT APR 29


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