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.
As someone who hate’s writing essays I’m definitely one to see improvement in this area. First off I believe that throughout this semester I really learned to spend time developing my final research paper. I realized also I needed to spend more time than just one night busting out some unfinished piece of work and that I really needed to put effort into this 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 this semester I feel that I can much more effectively use sources to help strengthen my essays from now until the future. I feel that I also can connect my sources much better to my essay and other supporting sources.
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.
Doing the visual rhetoric assignment allowed me to realize that every little detail is important. I was blown away on the level of detail that goes into some of those ad council commercials. I knew that writing my assignment meant I had to match that level of detail when it came to writing it.
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 more effectively use the school’s resources provided to me to access the information I needed to write my essays. I learned to more carefully analyze any source that I was presented with even if it might not agree with me because I can still use the information provided in it.
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 never used APA format before when writing an essay so it was something all new to me this year. I believe that after learning so I was able to grasp it fairly well and I saw an overall improvement in my writing quality. I was able to convey my ideas much clearer once I was able to back up my claims with real evidence behind it. It’s much better overall to be able to use evidence than to spout unsourced claims.