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.
When writing about video games’ causes and effects made me think deep into the roots of what they consist of. I play video games often but for the sake of my paper, I played to study the effects I received from them and the interactions I made in the game to develop. Being able to receive feedback for each assignment boosted my confidences on how they could turn out and what I needed to focus on. Knowing other people’s opinions help see the other side of writing and engages the author to grow as a writer. After having my friend read my causal argument and show me tips, I was able to adjust it and then was able to get my professor’s feedback to further better my paper.
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.
Having another voice to help an argument or conflict is always a big deal. Being able to have a source that understands the argument and reinforces it is super important in writing. Showing results of an experiment in my definition argument helped me reinforce my understanding of core value 2. The two sources used are important in reinforcing my argument by adding other community’s educated findings and results. Transitioning into another sources quote shows the importance of critical reading. Being able to explain a quote and what it means to my writing helped me through getting my point across in my writing to help the reader understand what I say. Weaving my ideas with another wasn’t easy but once synthesized, the execution was satisfying to show the effect of my research.
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.
Addressing the opposing sides is another important aspect in research. The opposing side shows important points that the writer needs to be able to rebut on. In my rebuttal argument, I was able to effectively address a strong opponent in my research by providing evidence against it. I also addressed my audience and what they might feel about video games as a whole. Writing the rebuttal was difficult because I had to analyze all the variables that would be able to counter my argument but reviewing rhetoric and my own evidence helped me think about what my true purpose was for this research. Core value 3 was a little tough understanding until I was able to find it in my own writing and then I could make connections.
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.
Core value 4 is all about using sources effectively making sure there is enough included to support an argument. I thought the causal argument was the most important because it explained the effects of the argument and how it all works. For the causal argument, I wanted to make sure my sources effectively supported my ideas in a way that was easy to understand. Video games seems like a simple concept to talk about but there are various factors to account for when explaining how they help. Having to explain and back up that the positive results aren’t immediate proved difficult, but I can connect it with core value 4. Anybody can input random scholar writing but not everyone can transition it with their own writing for a clear argument. I used other author’s writing to back up my ideas but also reinforced theirs.
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.
Credit for writing is important because it shows that not just anyone scribbled up some piece of writing. Having an appropriate citation isn’t just required for plagiarism but it shows that I am able to incorporate other people’s ideas and I can give the right credit to them for it. It can be seen as a “thank you” to the author for their contribution to your argument. In another way, depending on how the info is used, it could also be seen as an addition to the author’s original writing as a sequel of some sort. It is also important to address ideas in a respectful manner to keep it scholarly. Rebutting the opposition in my rebuttal argument was in respect of me understanding their side of the argument but disproving it through evidence. This evidence was correctly cited also in respect to the original author for appropriate use.