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.
This was demonstrated throughout the entire semester of College Composition 2. Every assignment that was handed in had to be revised. Feedback was always given by my professor to ensure improvement. I had to write a 3,000 word research paper that was revised multiple times.
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.
I demonstrated this by the creation of the 3,000 word research paper. To accomplish the task, I had to read and analyze at least ten scholarly sources and then incorporate quotes from said sources into my paper. Reading these sources also gave me background knowledge on my topic so I was able to put together a coherent argument.
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 met this goal by understanding who my audience was before writing any of my assignments. This goal was also accomplished by completing the visual rhetoric assignment. For this assignment, we had to watch a public service announcement commercial without the sound. Our task was to describe everything we saw second by second without listening to the audio and infer what was going on and why the creator of the advertisement chose those visuals for their commercial.
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.
I met this goal by writing the 3,000 word research paper. I had to find sources and evaluate whether they were authentic or not. I then had to use quotes from those sources to support my own claims throughout the 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 goal was achieved in every writing assignment throughout the semester. It is important to understand that people trust things that are written and that we can not take advantage of them. It is also important to not take advantage of any sources used by taking the author out of context and twisting their meaning.