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.
Being recursive is a very important skill that I have learned in this class this semester. As the semester began I questioned this theory, but as I went on in the cource I realized that my writing was not up to par. Rewriting is extremely important. Below I have attached my definition essay rewrite that shows how I demonstrated my rewriting skills.
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.
During my time is this class I learned to properly cite my sources and how to incorperate them into my writing. Before this class, I did not know how to cite my sources without citing the author each time with the page number. This class taught me how to properly fix this issue. Then I learned how to synthesize my ideas based on my sources. My ideas came from the source and not the other way around. Below I attached my causal rewrite where I demonstrated this.
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.
Throughout the semester I have learned that it is extremely important to revise my work. As the semester goes on we learn ,,,,,,,,,,,,,l techniques on how to make our writing better than it already is. This is why we do rewrites. Attached below is my visual rhetoric rewrite. My first one, which I thought was good at the time, turned out to be not so great. I realized I did not have much detail. As the semester went on I figured out how to improve my visual rhetoric so I rewrote it.
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.
Throughout my essays I incorporated many sources into my writing. I did not even use them all in my texts because some of them just gave me ideas to work with in my writing. Once I had all my sources from all my essays I was able to put them all together in my final paper. It was a skill taught in class how to transition my ideas and converge them into one. Below I attached my Final Paper that proves this.
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.
Appropriate citation is extremely evident when writing an essay. When I first wrote my essays in the class, I cited my sources but not properly. We had a workshop in class on how to cite in APA format and then also how to do the annotated bibliography. I am very happy at how mine turned out because of the workshop in class. Attached below is my annotated Bibliography.