Self-Reflective Statement:Hailthegreat8

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 think I have met the core values this semester. I have asked for feedback from professor David Hodges on most of my assignments; my research papers is the one he gave the most crucial input. Professor David Hodges showed me how to cite my sources correctly, improve my thesis, and improve my sentence structure. He gave me a better understanding of what I needed to fix to improve my paper. I was confused when I started writing my research paper, and I didn’t know what I was doing, but thanks to my Professor, I believe I made my essay the best it can be.


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 believe I have met the core value. I know I haven’t mastered the art yet, but the assignment stone money should show how I was doing initially. The assignment was pretty confusing; I had to read the article and listen to the audio multiple times to get a general understanding of everything, but I believe I explained everything and completed the assignment even though it was difficult for me. I think my writing has improved since then.

Stone Money

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 I have met the requirement for this core value. In the first Visual rhetoric assignment I worked on at the beginning of the semester, I was confused and didn’t detail what was going on in the video. I also messed up and talked about the sounds I heard in the video. I found out later that I wasn’t supposed to describe the sounds when professor David Hodges left feedback. This assignment was a lesson for me. I need to pay closer attention to the direction my professor lays out. I did far better on my Visual Rhetoric rewrite because of the professor’s feedback. I went into more detail about the video; I described every little detail and looking more in the video; for example, at the beginning of the video, I explained everything I saw, the food, the surrounding, the objects I saw in the background, the facial expression and much more.

Visual Rhetoric Rewrite

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 best example I have that meets the requirement is my research paper. The topic I decided to pick was challenging because I didn’t know what I was going to explain, but after discussing it more with my professor, I understood what I was going to write about. I researched more about my topic and found facts and people’s experiences on this topic, and I put everything I researched together to write my paper. Professor David Hodges gave me feedback also to help me improve my writing more.


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 think my best work that fits with this core is my annotated bibliography. When I was doing this assignment, I had to explain all my sources correctly and cite every website correctly. I needed to make sure that the background was informative and understandable; on my “How I used it,” I showed what I learned from my cite to explain my topic clearly. My professor’s feedback also helped me improve my annotated bibliography.

Annotated Bibliography

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