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.
Throughout this semester, I have used a variety of social and interactive practices that involve recursive stages of exploration, discovery, conceptualization, and development. With one of the very first writing assignments, Stone Money, I have explored many different articles regarding a concept in history that I had previously knew nothing about. While conducting my research, I have discovered information about the stone money concept which led to the result of a short paper that I have written which demonstrated my knowledge and opinions on the concept of money in the past, present and future. In my opinion, I believe that my research has improved greatly from taking this course. I have learned to effectively utilize my resources to the greatest ability.
Core Value II. My work demonstrates that I placed texts into conversation with one another to create meaning by synthesizing ideas from various discourse communities.
This semester, I have had the privilege to improve my writing skills in many different categories. One skill that I have had the lack of opportunity to work with would most certainly be this. In my Visual Rewrite, I have learned to place text into conversation to create meaning by synthesizing ideas from various discourse communities. As we selected a short silent video ad, I was able to visually analyze and create detailed text about the ad. This type of assignment was new to me, so I adapted and learned through the professor on how to approach this assignment.
Core Value III. My work demonstrates that I rhetorically analyzed the purpose, audience, and contexts of my own writing and other texts and visual arguments.
Time and time again, our professor has stressed the importance of revising and editing assignments. Each and every assignment that I have posted has been edited more than twice at the least. A perfect paper is impossible to exist. One assignment that can demonstrate my ability to rhetorically analyze the purpose, audience, and contexts of my own writing as well as other texts and visual arguments is my Definition Rewrite. With this being one of the first short papers relating to my research position paper, I was able to successfully analyze my thesis. In turn, I was able to apply this to the paper to build a solid structure to base my research position paper off of.
Core Value IV: 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.
This semester was one of the more challenging semesters. With this being my first semester back in over a year due to training, the adjustment was tough. In my opinion, my work demonstrates that I have met the expectations of academic writing, evaluating, and incorporating illustrations and evidence to support my own ideas and interpretations. I believe that I have met this expectation in the majority of my papers, but more specifically in the Proposal +5. In this assignment, we were required to find five trustworthy sources, but it did not end there. What made this assignment differ from other assignments in the past was the fact that we were required to analyze each source and apply the material that relates to my research topic. This forced me to pre-read my sources to solidify that it would be reliable and applicable to my topic. This significantly helped support my own ideas and interpretations.
Core Value V. 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 pieces of work that can represent this core value is my Research Position Paper. It is of the utmost importance to respectfully cite the work credited from other sources. Even through previous assignments, I have improved one of the most important skills in writing. The research paper was the big test where every source gathered was used for a single paper. The knowledge gained from previous assignments helped me correctly cite every source and incorporate it into the paper. Due to the knowledge and practice, my work demonstrates that I respect my ethical responsibility to represent complex ideas fairly and to the sources of my information with appropriate citation.