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.
My work demonstrates that I have involved myself in a social and recursive process. During this class I produced small papers that received constructive criticism after I submitted. After receiving feedback, I rewrote my paper and submitted it again. Each time I turned in a paper, I made significant changes to my work. The best example fro this was my Causal Argument Rewrite. The work of this course was also part of the social process. My work was posted on a blog website where I could view other submissions and people could view mine.
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.
Before this class, I was aware that placing texts into conversations was a big aspect of having a good essay. After the first essay I realized that synthesizing the ideas from others was a large part of a good paper. As the class progressed, I felt more comfortable placing my writing in conversations with other authors. I also realized that the sources I chose couldn’t just agree with my point of view because then my paper would not be original.
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.
During this class I realized the true importance of writing for a purpose, having a certain audience and the importance of context. If I didn’t decided who my audience is, I wouldn’t have wrote my paper the same way I did. For the Rebuttal assignment, the purpose of the paper was to refute one of my original ideas. The sole purpose was to have a strong argument against the position I actually wanted to write about. This smaller paper within the bigger paper showed how I was able to show both sides of the story. I had to make sure I was writing for an audience that would be interested and could understand my Rebuttal. Without each of these aspects, my writing would not have any meaning, and my audience may not have been able to understand what I wrote.
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 have met the expectations of academic writing by citing my evidence. I have also met the expectations when I wrote my Annotated Bibliography for my research paper. I used citation websites to make sure my source was cited correctly at the end of my paper and in my bibliography. By incorporating sources into my paper I was able to back up my paper with facts about my topics.
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.
For each paper written in the course I made sure that I was respecting my ethical responsibility by citing my source. I also was extremely careful when using quotes, I made sure I was representing the author’s ideas clearly in my writing by spending time with the article to figure out what their view was. This course also provided the skills needed to attach an article to a link so the reader could find where the information was from by clicking the link.