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 showed this value the most in my safer saws paper.  In this piece of work I researched a variety of sources to determine my final argument.  Along the way of my research I also found sources that would serve well as a rebuttal argument.  I was able to develop my thesis and discover much more about the topic than I initially started with.  I was able to get a clear perception of my argument and what I would include in my paper.  I was able to use appropriate resources and incorporate quotes and references into my work.  I was open to new ideas and received out of class feedback so that I was able to revise and have my paper reach its full potential.

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.

My work that represents this value the post is my stone money paper.  I was able to deliver a clear message to the reader and show multiple ideas emerging throughout my paper.  I was able to explore and interpret the text that I read and transform my ideas into a critical way of thinking.  As I read the text I was able to interpret the strategies and was able to bring those ideas into my own writing.  I think that I took a very complex and interesting article and made those ideas my own and was able to portray them well onto the reader.  I also was able to bring the article that was read into my work by citing specific examples from the excerpt.

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 felt that my visual rhetoric piece best represents this core value.  I used the element of word choice to write descriptive pieces to allow the reader to visualize exactly what was happening in the video.  I was able to depict the video clearly including a variety of details and recognize the deeper meaning within.  I rhetorically analyzed the video to make it clear for the audience to interpret through my own work.  I was able to provide this information to varying audience and I also created arguments and claims that may have not been interpreted the first time watching the video.  I think I interpreted the claims in the visual aspect very well and was also able to make my own claims in my writing.

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.

My definitive categorical argument paper represents this value the most because I was able to take my research and turn it into my own claims based off of what I discovered.  I incorporated evidence from my sources to provide a clear picture to the reader and convince them of my argument.  I was able to find relevant resources and take the information that would best support my claim and incorporate it into my paper by analyzing the articles and using in text citations to introduce the reader to the quotes as well as provided and works cited.  All in all I think I did a well job finding, analyzing, and providing my resources to the audience in a convincing way to back up my claim.

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. 

My work that represents this value the most would be my definition categorical paper.  The articles that were provided were very controversial and I accurately used my sources to determine which argument fits best logically.  I also provided some in text citations to support my arguments with evidence.  Throughout the research process I read many articles depicting different opinions and I did a good job determining which resources would best fit my paper.  I accurately used quotations from the text and work cited to acknowledge others for their work while fluently incorporating it into my own.  I recognize the property of others ideas and give credit for using them to support my own.  My research shows my attempt to provide and argumentative claim.

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