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.
Throughout Comp II, I realized there is not just one draft. There’s more than that. In my other comp classes, I would only do one or two drafts, however, in this class, there are more than that. I learned that there is always improvement if I take in other points of views and opinions. For my research paper, I realized the other side is equally right. My professor taught me to think about different points of views in their shoes. Create arguments for the other side, and this helped me significantly because now I know what to address in my research paper.
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.
I’ve used many articles as sources; however, not all articles I found are going to be used. Throughout the semester, I realized what articles I should and should not use. All articles are really informative and give me different views in various subjects. Using google scholar was not new to me, but professors never really recommended it until this semester. I’ve learned to look beneath the surface material while reading. I always questioning myself if there is another meaning to what I’m reading. These are the little things Comp II taught me. There is never just one answer or one side. There’s always another answer that someone views as “correct”.
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.
I never really researched the other side before. When I believe in something, I usually find evidence for my opinion only. However, this semester taught me how to analyze other people’s work and other text in order to find a new argument. One that will strengthen my own work. I worked on visuals regarding to the Visual assignment. I analyzed every detail of the video. Now when I go out to places, I tend to find myself analyzing every single detail of whatever I’m looking at.
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.
Throughout my work, I realized that I would spend more and more time editing and thinking of new ideas. I shredded my draft several times before submitting a brand new Essay. When I’m researching a topic, I do not stick with one or two sources. I would find more and pick some main points that will support my claims and ideas.
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.
Citations are always important. In every single paper, where another person’s ideas are restated or quoted, there should be a citation. Always respects a person’s claims. People should never plagiarize another author’s work. At the end of my essays there is always a work cited page where the reader can click on to see the articles I used and got the information from.