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.
When writing my essay I realized that I couldn’t just sit down on one single day and write it. I had to take steps when writing this as in writing and getting feedback in order to fix my errors I had. If writing took one step and was finished we wouldn’t have to take a class for it. At some points, I realized that I even needed to turn back and do some more research. Doing so made me realize there was more to Net Neutrality then just the internet. There was a whole concept behind it on things such as without Net Neutrality, ISPs would have full control of our internet use. I developed new ideas and it was able to help me with 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.
After evaluating and considering my resources, I selected evidence from each that would allow me to efficiently and effectively address all aspects of my argument. I strategically placed some of the cited pieces in paragraphs that I felt accurately reinforced the idea they each individually highlighted. I then chose to place other cited elements in paragraphs that I felt I could challenge to make my overall argument better. After each citation, I thoroughly explained how it connected to my main argument and analyzed the message each author attempted to portray to their readers. I then built off my opinions and knowledge along with the authors’ opinions and thoughts to leave no room for my readers to hesitate on which stance to take on this topic.
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.
While doing the Visual Rhetoric, it taught me to pay attention to even the smallest details of a scene. Doing the Visual Rhetoric with no volume allowed me to use my interpretation. This showed me that I had to paint a clear picture throughout my essay in order to keep my audience on my side. Even with my rebuttal, I had to have a counter argument so people know I was FOR Net Neutrality. The rebuttal was a way to try to break the ice on my side trying to prove me wrong but I was able to counter it with my points. By using the visual aid it allowed me to prove my evidence even more and further keep my side on top of things.
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 was able to find my quotes through articles and authors that I found trustworthy. With the articles in hand, I was able to find specific details in them that I needed for my essay. Using these quotes helped me to make my side heavier and harder to counter. Explaining the quote made me realize that the quote has a much larger meaning then what the actual quote says itself. Doing the Annotated Bibliography helped me analyze my sources further and made me think about whether or not it would help me with my essay. Also while trying to pick sources to use at specific times I was able to look at my Bibliography and see what each article was talking about instead of skimming through each article over and over again.
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.
Maintaining academic honesty is an important thing to give credit to those who had the ideas. I gave credit to all my sources and used the quotes as they were intended in the original articles. I used many different sources which allowed me to further expand on quotes to back up ideas on Net Neutrality. Even with my Rebuttal, I explained their quotes the same way as I did with all the quotes, showing that even the wrong side matters. I also explained what the sources meant in the Annotated Bibliography and cited each source in the proper APA format. The reference section at the bottom of the paper also showed that I cited my pictures.