Core Value 1. My work demonstrates that I used a variety of social and interactive practices that involve recursive stages of exploration, discovery, conceptualization, and development.
My definition and definition rewrite arguments have accomplished Core Value 1 by refining my thesis and finding sources that identified with my thesis. I had to first explore what I wanted to do through the internet and somehow form that into my thesis which was frustrating work. Unfortunately, it was even harder to find sources that I could tie into my thesis. This pushed me to discover more articles and books about my concept and develop my mind to reach beyond what is already given. In the rewrite I felt more comfortable to using more sources and making corrections because I understood that this was a work in progress.
Core Value 2. My work demonstrates that I read critically, and that I placed texts into conversation with one another to create meaning by synthesizing ideas from various discourse communities.
Part of writing a research paper is making sure that the sources being referenced make sense with the argument being made. My work demonstrates Core Value 2 since I correctly used my references and explained its relevance in my research paper. I also showed comprehension during the Summaries assignment because I summarized the purpose of the sources chosen correctly without any confusion.
Core Value 3. My work demonstrates that I rhetorically analyzed the purpose, audience, and contexts of my own writing and other texts and visual arguments.
My Definition rewrite argument shows that I was able to determine my purpose, audience, and contexts successfully. When I received the necessary feedback to fix my mistakes I realized that this first part of my research paper could have been better written. This allowed my to go back and correct my mistakes and add information that is essential for my research paper to flow and make sense.
Core Value 4: 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 research paper demonstrates that I have completed Core Value 4 because it shows that I took a concept that has not been written before and made an academic paper in 15 weeks. My paper interprets ideas that were never written of before and references credible sources as well.
Core Value 5. My work demonstrates that I respect my ethical responsibility to represent complex ideas fairly and to the sources of my information with appropriate citation.
My causal argument rewrite is a good example of Core Value 5 since that has the most of my sources and I took the time to properly reference them. From this assignment, I understand how important it is to give credit towards others when they are used because it would be unjust to take someone else’s work and claim it as your own.