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.
The process of writing is one that requires multiple stages including brainstorming, drafting, prewriting, revising, editing and eventually, submitting. When research is being done on a topic, then that process would also include exploring and discovering perspectives that go along with the chosen topic to develop your own ideas and synthesizing ideas as well. Receiving feedback on a paper can provide insight, later leading to much needed improvements. Becoming familiar with your own writing style is also a good way to improve on your future drafts. In my Stone Money rewrite, I demonstrated this Core Value by doing the research needed to complete the assignment and then revising my first draft so I could turn it into a better, and more stronger rewrite.
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.
The second Core Value is about not only being able to understand your own work, but the work of others as well. Putting the work into a different perspective, then adding in your own ideas can greatly help to achieve that goal. For the Visual Rhetoric assignment, the class was instructed to watch a 30 second advertisement and then describe what was happening in detail, without being able to hear what was being said. That allowed me to focus on the details in each frame of the video, analyze the scenario and make my own inference. As a result, I was able to better understand the message of the video that was intended for it’s viewers.
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.
With the third Core Value, my work demonstrates that I have rhetorically analyzed and understand the purpose, audience and contexts. Although I had trouble with this particular assignment, I demonstrated this in my Rebuttal Argument by understanding why the author disagrees with the stance that I’ve taken in the argument.
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.
For Core Value number 4, being able to find resources to support your ideas is an essential part of the writing process. For my research paper that was assigned in class, I was required to find different cites to assist me with my topic. I located my sources by searching through Google, and looking for scholarly articles through the Rowan Library to assist me and support my stance in the argument. I was able to evaluate the sources that I found, and by writing a brief description for each one, it gave me a better understanding of exactly what I was researching. The Proposal +5 assignment has greatly helped me accomplish this Core Value and will help me with future research papers that I’ll have to do.
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.
Finally for the last Core Value, I understand that crediting sources I’ve used in my work is important and gives the original author their much deserved respect. Using another writer’s ideas, research and information that they have provided must be followed by proper citation. All the papers that I write, I make sure that I cite my sources accordingly on a “Works Cited” page. However, for my annotated bibliography, I gathered all the resources I used for my research paper and described how I used each sources with a citation following each description. This was meant to give credit to other’s work that I used and to also provide my readers with a brief insight on how I combined my ideas with those of another.