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 taught me how to analyze a subject at more than what is written. I learned how to really put things together through an article to come up with generalizations and opinions. Separating the 3,000 word essay into parts really helped me when I needed to form an opinion and find sources for the topic. The class work brought together a social aspect with the discussions. I learned a lot in the discussion on how to think and especially how to write.
Core Value II- My work demonstrates that I placed texts in to conversation with one another to create meaning by synthesizing ideas from various discourse communities.
While typing my essay I was forced to delve into other discussion forums and websites. It helped developed my sense of the topic at hand. In class to develop discussion we read articles that showed how to critically think about a topic. It was very useful because it helped when I had to bring it all together with my final research paper.
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.
In my assignments I had to type for my audience whether it was professor, class, or others. I had tot type to the respect level and understanding level of my peers. Using terminology that would be confusing to my peers would not help my case in making an argument or presenting a theory.
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.
In my causal argument assignment I used a source from a website that provided the basis to most of my theories. If it weren’t for this source I would have been force to take a different direction in my writing. However with the source it helped me incorporate evidence to my claim about concussions.
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 my work I have included an annotated bibliography and work cited. This shows that I did not copy another writer’s work. Nobody should ever plagiarize someone else’s work because they worked hard to get their point across through interviews and other sources of evidence. I respected my sources work and used it as best as I could to either respectfully agree or disagree with them. Showing that I cited my work proves that I was a responsible writer in trying to prove a point and come up with very interesting theories.