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.
I was able to meet Core Value 1 in my assignment about Safer Saws. In that assignment, I was to take information from various websites and sources to compile a eight responses from eight different perspective regarding the creator of the table saw which stopped when in contact with human flesh. After looking through multiple sources, I took key points from the eight perspectives I saw best fit. I used their work to shape a new creation of work. The development of my assignment took time and was not easy.
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.
Core Value 2 was completed in my assignment Stone Money. In that assignment, I had to read and listen to the podcast about the island of Yap. On the island, money was obsolete and giant stones were used as form of payment. I also read on the dangers of e-currency. Bitcoin can be used in nefarious ways and this can be kept anonymous. Taking those two sources, I was able to formulate an essay that synthesized the main ideas from both articles.
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.
My work that was able to abide by Core Value 3 would have to be Visual Rhetoric/ Visual Rewrite. In this assignment, I was to watch a 30-second video about a topic and dissect what I inferenced from each image frame by frame. After constant re-watching of each clip and looking at the facial expressions of each individual in the video, I felt comfortable enough to take what I believe was important and placed it into a document that had paragraphs of each frame with the time that corresponded with the time in the video.
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.
The Research Paper assignment is where I was able to complete the steps for Core Value 4. After reading and analyzing multiple sources about my topic I was able to use useful information from each to help present, explain and expand on the topic I chose. I came up with my own thesis and ideas and used the sources to help further with the process of writing my essay. After taking what I deemed important out of the articles, I used that information and re-worded or paraphrased them to give an interpretation of how I believe it helps with the conversation about my topic.
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.
In my assignment White Paper, I met the requirements for Core Value 5. For this assignment I had to write up five purposeful summaries for the first five articles that would eventually go into my final assignment which is the research paper. To begin, I read all the articles and took valuable information and data to write up summaries for each article. These ideas that I used to write up my summaries were properly cited and given credit to each original author. As writers it is our responsibility to ensure we credit those who have done the original work.