Reflective – thebeard

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 class helped me a lot with the ability to go in depth about a topic and thing about things that I would never have thought about. In my visual rhetoric assignment I was able to analyze each second of a short commercial and what I thought it all meant. I was able to make predictions about what might happen and what certain things might actually mean with using context clues. We talked about different ways to look at pictures and videos in class, this helped me a lot with being able to look at something in a different way and not the typical way someone would look at a video about Drunk Driving.

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 writing my research paper I basically just put in my definition and causal argument essay and had to make them flow from one another, this was a little bit tricky because each had their own opening and ending but it really just went with each other. Some of the ideas that I originally had for my causal essay actually fit better with my definition because they helped define my topic.

I also did this in stone money, at first it didn’t flow that well together but with some feedback I was able to make it sound a lot better in my rewrite. It also helped that we talked about theses topics in class a little bit so that helped me when I would go home and try to fix what I wrote originally.

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.

When finding sources and writing my assignments for my research paper I had to realize who my audience was and what the purpose was. In my definition argument, I had to find a way to define something that in way people would think of it as. I had to describe what a hockey injury was to that may have never played hockey or has gotten an injury before.

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.

During the semester I had to find different sources to support and refute my argument. I used theses sources to back up my arguments with great evidence. I started by putting these sources in my Proposal+5 and then I used a few of them in my arguments. I later found more sources to help my research topic that I collected and eventually put into my annotated bibliography. The small descriptions that I wrote were about the articles and how I was going to use them in my papers. At first I started in my proposal of how I intended to use the sources, then in my annotated bibliography I explained how I used them.

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. 

In all of the things that I wrote for this class I explained my information and clearly cited where I got it from, the best example of this would be to look at my annotated bibliography. This shows all the sources that I used in my final research paper and in my shorter argument papers. All 10 of the sources that I used were clearly cited in my paper and in the works cited in each of my papers. All of these articles that I used helped me create the research paper that I did. They each gave me different information that explained my topic. Each time I used a new source I would say where I got the information from.

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