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 would say the work that demonstrates the most discovery, exploration, conceptualization and development would be my research paper along with my annotated bibliography. My research paper’s topic ins’t one with a ton of research already done about it, so most of the points I make throughout my research paper are discovered through analysis of stats and my understanding of football.
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 would say my best example of this core value assignment was very early in the semester when our class was tasked with the “Stone Money” assignment. Our task was to analyze the stone money article and radio podcast provided to us, and interpret what we value as wealth, as well as what the natives of Yap valued as wealth. The task was a great practice and introduction to analyzing text and information from sources, and really laid the groundwork for how the rest of the class and semester would shape out to be. While it may not be my best work for synthesizing ideas, it is the assignment I value most in understanding how to do so.
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 would say my best representation of this core value would be my rebuttal rewrite. The point of a rebuttal is to analyze the best opposing argument to your argument and explain why that argument is wrong, and the rebuttal argument rewrite is the best assignment to develop the core values of purpose, audience, and and context of your own writing. Sometimes, to fully understand your own argument is to see the best opposition for it, which only goes to show you the purpose and audience of your own argument. Also, of course, this assignment helps you with the purpose, audience, and context for other visual arguments as well. The rebuttal argument assignment is easily the best example of this core value.
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 would say my best example for this core value is my Visual Rhetoric Assignment. The whole assignment for the visual rhetoric is to evaluate, analyze, and provide your own interpretation to a thirty second video without sound to help guide you. My analysis of the video I chose helped myself illustrate what the video was about, what the people in the video were doing, and why they were doing it. In the end, I was able to predict what the video was actually about due to my evaluations of what my eyes were seeing. The visual rhetoric assignment was easily the best assignment to show the core value of evaluation, location, and evidence to support my own interpretation of what the video was about.
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 best representation of this core value would be my annotated bibliography and research paper. My annotated bibliography represents all my sources in the correct citation, and my research paper cites my sources in its text fairly and correctly. However, most of my research and examples used throughout my research paper are from statistical websites and my own interpretations from those statistics, so my research paper does not contains few citations from other texts.