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.
Writing is a really complicated thing that I don’t think I will ever truly get the hang of. During the semester in this class I feel like I have gotten a better understanding of how writing is a multistage, progressive process. There isn’t just one draft to be made, do a little editing and it’s finished. To get it right there can be as much as rewriting an entire paper just to continue to enhance it. When writing a paper, it needs to be broken down into steps and those steps can be repeated as many times until it can’t be corrected anymore. But there is usually always room to find more corrections. Having other people revise the work that has been done is another way to discover different aspects of writing that may not have stood out.
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.
When I go about writing and I have to write about something I don’t have much knowledge on, it requires me to do some research. Once I have done the research I must then put myself in the position of the person I am writing about or the aspect of the topic. From using this style of writing it helps expand someone’s writing in more ways than one. Being able to put one’s self in the position of someone else or in some sort of topic shows the readers how enjoyable the writing can get, and how much easier it can be with a better understanding of the topic someone can have. Also by doing this it helps create and show that I have a better understanding of the topic and point I am trying to get across to my readers.
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.
My work shows that I understand the three concepts of purpose, audience, and contexts of my writings and others. The purpose of an argument is the reason behind something and the point that is planned on getting across. The audience is those who will be reading this argument but also the kind of audience that is wanted to be reading this argument. The context of writing is the circumstances or facts within writing that help support a specific topic of discussion. If using contexts from other texts I am always sure to provide correct citation and make sure it flows nicely within my work. By incorporating visual arguments into pieces of writing is helpful to provide a better understanding to the reader of the topics and points being discussed within a paper.
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.
I have met the expectations of academic writing within my work with the proposal 5+. I have done this by finding different sources to use within my research essay. This exercise was made to help us be able to seek out proper sources and correctly incorporate them within our own work. The sources we were meant to find had to be through Google Scholar or the Rowan Campbell Library, for them to be more official of a source to use for our essay. When looking through these different sources we had to really search and read through each one to make sure it would be a good and correct addition to put into our essay. After we found these sources we had to figure out how to correctly incorporate them or to just use the knowledge within our 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.
When writing anything during this semester I was always sure to incorporate the correct citation or give someone credit when using any of their work or ideas. This is done by always making sure if I use someone’s work I give them the credit in a proper citation. Or if I use their ideas I will use an indirect citation and also add a work cited page at the end of my essays or papers. By always being sure to do this it shows that I have respect and responsibility for all of those whose work I borrow or use within my paper. It also shows that I am aware of how to properly cite someone’s work and giving them an additional credit by adding a work cited page.