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.
This course known as Composition Two gives me the ability to share my work through the blog session that we know as Rowan Counter-intuitive. This blog site helps me share my work and allow feedback from my professor and from my peers, which allows meaningful conversation and the feedback to see what your doing and if its right or wrong. In my assignment “White Paper ” I ask for feedback to get an better understanding on my thesis while researching more information on my fathers July 1,2011 shooting which happened in Camden New Jersey. Professor Hodges instructed me that my topic (gun violence) was very broad and the issue is very big. Next he also insisted me that I may need to speculate unless I was very familiar with the facts of the case which I was.
My work demonstrates that I placed texts into conversation with one another to create meaning by synthesizing ideas from various discourse communities.
Through this course I researched the topic of gun violence and showed that I have to accept the positives and negatives of it. I reviewed many different authors and their articles to see where there opinion rested on gun violence. I studied gun violence and how can we reduce gun violence, and should we restrict the legal purchase of guns. My rebuttal argument is my best source for this value as I connected my topic and sources by incorporating them into my three essays to make an strong argument. From the sources I gathered they helped me by providing evidence that supported and also opinions that varied against my own opinion. This is important because not only does my work come from my own ideas and authors but the thoughts of different authors come into play.
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.
On this one I chose to use my “Visual Rhetoric“ assignment as we chose a 30 second film and had to critically analyze the video and its moments. The main point was to watch the video without sound seeing if you could interpret what was going on without actually being able to hear the video. This goal taught me the importance of reviewing content and to assume that every detail is deliberate, could have been otherwise, and serves a purpose. Also to tell the audience everything, What you see, How it could have been, but isn’t. Why the filmmaker made these choices. What the choices mean. And finally, whether you think the choices (and the execution) were effective. I learned to identify the filmmakers purpose and analyze the technique.
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.
My proposal +5 helped me identify and locate my sources as needed , this is an important part of this goal because it helps display my gathering process. During the assignment I exemplify that I am able to incorporate the topic of gun violence and find evidence that supported my opinion and gave a direct insight. In my proposal I found articles that were related to my topic and thesis that gave me a better direction on what to write about. I gathered these sources from google scholar,google , and academic websites based on my personal experience with my father in which his life was cut short due to gun violence.Overall this gave me the confidence to write about my experiences that I was familiar with which concurred in my fathers case. This assignment gave me the drive to talk about gun violence and how can we prevent it in the future.
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.
The important purpose of core value five is understanding that all your work needs to be properly cited in order to avoid plagiarism. I displayed the importance of this value through my annotated bibliography where I was told to find at least 10-15 sources. I also not just showed that I was able to add these sources into my research paper, but showed that I was able to properly cite them to give the authors their credit. Addition in my annotated bibliography to avoid the use of plagiarism I made sure before I stated the my evidence I use key words to introduce my author. Also at the end of my citation I included the date it was published and the last name of the author.