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.

Throughout this writing class, my writing has been pushed to be better improved through the process. With the professor giving detailed feedback, help make it clear on how to develop my thesis throughout the paper. Taking the feedback that was help shape how i approach when I came to editing my writing. Looking at the abundances of sources that I had collected throughout the process of my research. This core value is demonstrated in my White paper, due to the amount of edits and how to constantly change throughout the semester. The white paper was the hub of where all my essays came from, that was where I got my sources and started to shape my essay. 

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. 

This was something that I kind of struggled with throughout the class. Having to connect my sources into my thesis was challenging because if I did not read enough of the article, then it had a chance of not helping out my essay. Taking this information and trying it in a real life situation  was not the easiest thing to do. I think the paper that shows how I demonstrated this the most is my Causal argument because I had to connect my sources to my thesis in different ways to convince the reader of my thesis. I was able to make the connection between anxiety and swimmers, and will make it clear on how anxiety is being developed in swimmers today. 

Core Value 3. My work demonstrates that I rhetorically analyzed the purpose, audience, and contexts of my writing and other texts and visual arguments.

My original thesis for my argument was focusing on how anxiety affects swimmers. Where over time it has changed and gotten more specific how it affects swimmers and how it is overlooked most of the time. I need to make it clear that not every person is the same and that they will not be effected the same way as another person, but they will deal with anxiety in some way. This is best shown in my definition argument. I described the different ways that anxiety can affect a swimmer and how swimmers may deal with it. I made clear in my writing that I was giving a lot of detail into my argument to make the purpose of it clear to my audiences. In a way, they were able to understand why it is important to look at swimmers with anxiety. 

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.

Through all of my work this semester, I felt like I supported my ideas and opinions very well with the sources I had found. This is best shown in my Causal Argument, I was able to make clear connections between how anxiety can affect swimmers. I used both techniques of having an academic tone in my writing, well also keeping my voices clear throughout the essay. Well writing my causal argument, it brought a new perspective on how anxiety is looked at in swimming, making it hard for swimmers to ask for help. I found sources that would help make this clear to the readers and how they might change their mind.

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 feel that I was successful in all three of my arguments in how I represented the ideas. This is something that I have understood better throughout the semester. With some help from the professor, I can make sure that I am not making a simple mistake when I’m citing sources. Looking at different grammar techniques and looking over my writing more carefully, help me have a better understanding of how to make my work look better. In my definition essay and my annotated Bibliography, this can be seen how I have made improvements over the semester. Throughout this class, I have learned that making clear statements and proper citations made it possible for me to create a flowing argument.

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