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 work throughout this course required me to make drastic revisions to my writing. These revisions required me to interact with my professor. My professor guided me through the process of researching my topic. He gave me advice on what should be revised and often how to revise the parts I had to. Social interaction with the professor was essential to get the necessary feedback needed to improve my work and to become successful in this course. My White Paper and my short arguments (Definition, Causal, and Rebuttal) are prime examples of this.
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.
For ideas to write about emerged by examining resources which brought in new ideas. An example of me following this core value is the Purposeful Summaries assignment. This might not seem like an obvious choice, but the assignment helped me come up with ideas that make sense and are arguable. Writing purposeful summaries about counterintuitive arguments made me come to better idea on what topics are good arguments. Also, my Stone Money essay is an example of this core value because it served as a practice argument. For this short argument, I examined multiple sources to grasp a topic to write about.
Core Value 3: My work shows that I can rhetorically analyze the concept of my writing and other texts and visual arguments.
I met this Core Value by being able to watch a video clip and to analyze its meaning without sound. I did this in my Visual Rhetoric Rewrite. I was able to know and understand the whole ad and break it during every frame to explain and analyze the overall message of the ad and hidden meanings that by watching the ad itself cannot explain all without making the readers watch the video.
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.
Throughout this course, I have been supporting my ideas with relevant evidence that supports my thesis. My White Paper served as a place where I can compile all my relevant sources that were found and properly cite them. The sources I used were mostly academic articles related to my topic. I then applied the sources to support my claims in my Research Paper.
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.
This Core Value is best represented in my Annotated Bibliography. My bibliography is consisted of all my sources that were used as evidence for my research paper. Included are the proper APA citations of all sources as well as background information and an explanation on how I used each source after each citation. In my paper, I always referenced and credited each source I used when analyzing a claim.