Reflective- alaska

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.

I was never a good writer, so this class challenged me. I do think that making improvements on my writing helps to get a better idea on what the final assignment should look like. For example, rewriting my definition argument helped me explain what I wanted to say more and fix some grammar problems. In this class I learned how to fix my grammar problems and how to not use you all the time or at all. Also asking for feedback is a good way to go. In this class it helped me see that rewriting is a good thing to do so you can get the best of your writing out. I used this core value in my white paper to help improve the works for my research paper and arguments.

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.

In some writing either for school or work using outside sources are a good way to help with arguments. In my safer saws assignment, I used different sources to find claims in each one. I had to read plenty of articles to get what authors are trying to say and figure out the claims they have made that I thought was important. This wasn’t an easy task because the claims aren’t just in plain sight and you have to really look into what the author is saying. Making claims is hard because you have to figure out what the author is saying without them really saying it, so this core value helped me with the different sources I have used throughout my assignments. 

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.

Throughout my writing I figured out that I needed to keep in mind that I need have an audience and purpose in my texts. The contexts used in my writing needs to be used correctly and cited correctly too. This is shown in my white paper because I went back and worked on my arguments and tried to improve them by adding some key points that would bring in my audience and show the purpose of my work. Also, in my white paper I used sources to help explain my purpose of my work. Using sources can help improve your argument and show how much proof there is for one topic. 

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 believe my proposal +5 is a good example for me doing this core value because I gather sources and a little information. I used google scholar and Rowan’s library because it helped me locate sources that could really help me throughout writing a paper. Using these sites because I believe I will be needing them in the future and I think it is better that I learn how to use them now instead in the future when I need them right away. They also help because when siting my sources, I can just link the source and the article will be there for the reader and it will be free.

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.

It is very important to cite sources that is used in the work because otherwise it looks like plagiarism. In my white paper I wrote down all the sources I have used and gave the author the right citation they should have. Also, if you don’t use citations the reader wont know where you got the information from and might think it is fake. Sources are very useful for papers because some of them give facts that are real and show real numbers for what you are arguing about. In the future I will use sources to help me show my argument and I will cite them correctly according to my professors liking. 

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