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.

My research required me to look for various resources and explore some different points of view related to my thesis. I had to read different studies and discover scientific sides of my ideas to support my hypothesis. I also had to look into some opposit ideas in order to write a rebuttal paragraph, which helped me discover more about my hypothesis and conceptualize my final ideas.

Rebuttal Rewrite-Aquarela

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 practice opening demonstrates a synthesis of different studies and points of view since I was not well informed about the polio and I needed to read about it before I wrote the practice opening. Polio and vaccines are issues that are not easy to talk about. And polio vaccine brings up different ethical questions that make people doubt about its application.

Practice Opening—Aquarela

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 picked my visual rhetoric rewrite to represent the core value 3. Since it was the only assignment that allowed me to contextualize visual arguments, I believe it is the strongest work that I have done which shows rhetorical analyses. It’s totally written by me, no references were used because I only used a thirty second video to do this assignment.

Visual Rhetoric Rewrite-Aquarela

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 assignment represents the effort that I have been putting into my course during the semester. I have tried my best to meet the academic writing expectations and to use all my learnings from this course.

Research – Aquarela

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 white paper is a good example of core value 5 because I used a few studies that helped me with my research and I cited all of them. I had five resources that helped me create my main idea and shape it into a hypothesis. Since I cited them by using links that direct you to the articles, I believe I ethically did a great job.

White Paper – Aquarela

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