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.
I am not the best writer, and I accept that so coming into this class I was nervous about how my work ethic was going to be throughout the semester. I figured my work would be decent work and seeing Professor Hodges expectations for the class I got nervous about how everything would go. My professor was very extremely helpful when it came to getting feedback for our writing samples. I knew that my Rebuttal Argument my paper would be my weakest short argument out of the other three. I didn’t know which angle to attack this knowing my topic was vast. My professor gave me the best critic, and it helped me a lot. Along with getting feedback, I feel that I am a better writer after Professor Hodges posted grammar links that could help us in our paper.
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.
Every class we had was something different. It allowed us to think about what we were going to write about and how everything links together at the end of the semester. It was one class, mainly where we talked about the importance of certain items in the world that we value so heavily. The class where we talked about money, it made me realize the value of money and how other people view money. As stated in my Stone Money post, I am a person who is money-oriented. I love spending money and having money all the time. The podcast explained how money was significant to people in other countries like the island Yap. Evaluating how other felt about money helped me write my blog.
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.
When looking at my work and looking at different articles helped when making arguments. Along with making arguments, claims should be made as well to support a better case. In my PTSD Claims , I found that there are different categories for each claim. The title of the article is called: Is PTSD contagious?, and it reflects a veteran and how he deals with having PTSD. The claims made in the article prove an argument for the readers. Claims attract the reader and allow them to keep reading the debate. All three of these points were made in my writing which reflected in my assignments. I found that claims-making is good for an essay and it helps give variety in an argument.
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.
Early in the semester, we did an assignment that allowed us to analyze video. Now, I figured this would be the easiest which it was; but we had to watch the video with no sound. We also had to stop the video second by second to get every aspect of the 30-second clip. When I picked the clip for my assignment, it wasn’t what I thought when I finished the clip. Each second was something different. The Visual Rhetoric is an excellent example of an argument that shows illustrations to support my ideas. The person who is watching the video may have a different insight into what the director portrays it to be in the clip. This assignment made me focus on what was happening each detail to prove a valid point in the argument.
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.
The research paper idea required me to do a lot of research which causes a lot of sources. In my White Paper, I picked references and evaluated them to give the proper idea of each article that was selected. The purpose of the white paper is to help with what we will say in our research so the appropriate citation will go with each argument. For many years we were taught not to plagiarize in our essays, or there would be consequences. As years went on, we realize that citations help the paper become strong because proof or people is talking about the topic. I haven’t added much to my White Paper since I first did the assignment. I have so much more sources that help with my paper.