Reflective–Wazoo

My Reflection


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. C

In this class I used the blog as an interactive and social resource to connect with my instructor, to correct my mistakes and to ask any questions. I used this best in my Definition essay, I thought my essay sounded too much like a causal argument, so I added it into feed back please and was able to make the essay fit tin the definition category and made many changes in it. His responses were never a straight forward text to put into my work, so I had to research and work for it as well as change most of my original work. The best part about the blog was that I was able to then put my work in for more feedback and have some more feedback, and the feedback was usually a conversation between both of us.

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. 

Throughout the semester I have been researching in depth and have been studying pieces in order to improve my critical reading skills. In my rebuttal Rewrite essay you can see clearly how I compared pieces of writing and came to conclusions on some of those arguments. I used two different pieces to create a conversation and with the help of the blog and other activities that were on it, I was able to read others work and make my own thoughts based off of ones of others.

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.

This core value means that I know who I am writing to and that I am consistent throughout the whole essay with this purpose and audience. This is most clearly seen in my rebuttal essay because I tried to write it as if I was an executive of NCAA defending myself and I tried to write the other parts as if I was the athlete because I am an athlete and I understand the pain of not getting something that you truly deserve. It also means that my visual arguments have a purpose, and that I understand their purpose.


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.

This core value is about how or if I grew as a writer and critical thinker. Throughout this class we had to read and write things in depth. With all three arguments we had to have 1000 meaningful words and no fillers. Also in the purposeful summaries assignment we had to break down what a summary is as well as the hypothesis white paper where we had our paper broken down and had to change it continuously. In my whit paper I would change my hypothesis and ask questions. I also got to read many articles in depth to meet the expectations of this core value.

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. 

This core value represents academic integrity and that I did not use any information without proper citing and did not steal any ones’ idea. All of my arguments including my bibliography prove that I have upheld my ethical responsibility to be completely original and to not plagiarize. In my annotated bibliography I state cite each source and have a paragraph of how I used that source in my essay. This core value is to uphold the integrity of others work.

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