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.

Throughout the semester there has been a few times where I met this core value, the main one I can think of has to be my rebuttal paper. After posting it and asking for feedback from professor Hodges, he left me with feedback that would help me set myself up for success. He told me what I was doing right and what I needed to pay more attention to. He told me that I need to clarify my point a view so that I could catch the attention of the reader in the first paragraph. Professor Hodges gave me insightful feedback and I used his feedback to help me guide my research and make the best paper possible. Without Professor Hodges harsh but very fair feedback I believe that I used this core value well.

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. 

I would have to say that Stone Money has been one of the readings that I analyzed the most throughout the year. The Podcast was an hour long and really got me thinking and it pushed me to think of things differently. I always saw money as one thing but after analyzing this pieces and putting words on the paper I believe that my work demonstrates the core value of critically reading and synthesizing ideas from other communities.

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.

I believe that I was able to show the third core value well in my visual rhetoric assignment. When given a short 30 second video with no sound I was able to analyze it and give the readers the ability to know what was happening without having to watch the video with sound. No matter how small a piece of the video was I included a lot of detail so the reader would not be confused in any way. Given this assignment it allowed me to learn more and focus on smaller details that really captures what’s going on.

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.

I would say the best example I have for this core value is my research paper. After visiting many sources and gathering a lot of information, I was able to narrow down my research paper and really evaluate what each source was giving me and how it would play into my work. I used different sources to help build a solid argument for my paper and without using this core value well my paper would be nowhere near where it is today.

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. 

I used the fifth core value in my annotated Bibliography. When writing papers you come across many different articles and books that other people wrote, when you liked something in that article and you want to use to help better your argument you have to use proper sourcing. With the annoyed Bibliography it gives the sources and different summaries of the article and how we used it. Without the Annotated bibliography my work would not be credited to me and it would not be fair to the person who wrote the article. Without proper citation your work will not be yours. That’s why I stayed true to the fifth core value.

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