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.
With the stages required to successfully write a research paper, my Research Assignment best represents my ability to demonstrate the recursive stages involved in writing. This piece was not an overnight process, instead required countless changes and tweaks to reach the final product. Going through the stages of finding sources that would support and further enhance my piece was a multistep process, resulting in a larger understanding of the topic, as well as showing the use of Core Value 1.
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 strongest piece demonstrating that I read critically and placed texts into conversation with one another was the Safer Saws piece. Having to use quotes made by different experts to tie in to the overall message of the topic was a challenge, however through taking each point made and dissecting it, I was able to successfully fit the texts into the piece, while making it work as a whole. Doing so, I believe I created a cohesive piece filled with outside texts, showing my use of Core Value 2.
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 best piece of writing supporting Core Value 3 was my Summaries piece, having to analyze and summarise an already well written piece of writing. Looking at the sometimes longer than necessary parts of these articles, as well as analyzing what could be improved I successfully managed to show my use of Core Value 3 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 Visual Rhetoric Rewrite best illustrates my use of Core Value 4 this semester. Analyzing a mere 30 second video clip, I successfully portrayed my interpretation behind the producer’s choices in the video. Nitpicking at the placement of certain objects, as well as the body language seen in the video, I wrote an accurate description and analysis of the video, which I am very proud of.
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 best representation of Core Value 5 in my work was my Rebuttal Rewrite. Taking the opposite of the ideas which I was supporting, and being able to fairly yet precisely pick them apart shows the use of this core value to the fullest. Along with that, the proper citation, as well as usage of the sources in the piece itself go to show that I successfully represented this core value in my work.