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.
Core Value One is the understanding that writing is a multi-stage, recursive, and social process. Writing is a multi-stage process because it involves prewriting, drafting, revisions, editing, and submitting. I demonstrated Core value one by doing multiple drafts. My first draft of Stone Money wasn’t the best, but with revisions I improved it and received a better grade. The social process of writing involved my professor reading over my essay, and talking to me about revisions I can make; to enhance my essay. For my Stone Money essay, my professor read over my essay and gave me constructive feedback. With his feedback, I rewrote my essay and improved it. Rewriting my essay multiple times and having my professor revise it, demonstrates how I understand Core Value
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.
Core Value II is about being able to understand, your own and other’s, work. Writing creates shapes, and conveys meaning, that goes beyond what the text says. In my visual rhetoric I demonstrated Core Value II. In the visual rhetoric we were told not to listen to the video, and write what happens in each time frame. By doing this and analyzing what happened in each of the time frames, I was able to understand what was happening in the video. I learned that texts are not just limited to words, but instead something can be understood by just visuals. Also by analyzing each time frame, I was able to see that different settings and communities can make the text have a different meaning than the writer intended.
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.
Core Value III is understanding that writing is formed by audience, purpose, and context. I demonstrated core value III in my first draft of stone money. In this draft I added cows and chips, which means I fixed my writing so it wasn’t so dry and boring. When revising this draft, I kept in mind my audience, but more specifically, what I can do to keep my audience more interested. So I changed the purpose of my essay to inform my audience about what money means to other people around the world. This way it was easier to relate it to my audience, and keep them more intrigued. I demonstrated core value III by adding cows and chips into my stone money assignment, and making it more interesting and relatable to my audience.
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.
Core Value IV is about using different source in order to backup certain information. Throughout the course I have use different sources to prove my facts. One assignment I demonstrated this core value in is my casual argument. In my causal argument I had to write about the cause and effects of police brutality, and use sources to backup my claims. I paraphrased these sources into my writing and had to cite them at the end of my paper. In order for my paper to make sense, and not sound made up, I had to locate the right sources and use information from them to support my opinion. By having a works cited at the end of my essay, and using information from certain websites shows how I have incorporated, and used core value IV into my writing.
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.
Core Value V is all about being moral and respecting the work of other people. In my research paper, I had to prove that police brutality happens more often to black people than it does to white people. In order to achieve this, I had to make my argument strong and have an opinion that went against mine. I respectfully disagreed with the writer’s opinion, and explained why by backing up my opinions with facts. Also, I added a works cited page to respectfully give credit to the articles of other’s that helped me form my opinion. I demonstrated core value V by being able to refute someone else’s opinion with respect, and by including a works cited page in order to give credit to the other people that helped me form my claim.