Self-Reflective Statement- Peter Bomersbach

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.

The work from my Definition Rewrite is a perfect example of how I met my goal of exploration and development. This was the first argument we had to create to start our research and it really gave me some good ideas and resources to use for the future arguments. Also the fact that there are multiple versions of the definition essay which get better and better is a good example of how my work develops over time. All three arguments could be a good example but the definition argument stand out the most to me since it was the first that got me into the research and information.

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. 

The assignment Safer Saws is a good example of how that piece of work shows what I did with using other user’s ideas and opinions on Saw Stop. I used the opinions stated by various customers that had bought safe stop and used them to determine what type of claim it is. This is an assignment that uses other people’s statements and ideas which are put into my words to create meaning and if I agree or disagree with their point of view. I have also critically read what they had to say and I had to disagree with some of them.

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.

A good example of rhetorical analysis is the assignment visual rhetoric. It let me watch a video that has no audio and only use my eyes and what  believe to be true. Throughout the video I would try and describe detail in every given image. I analyzed the purpose and audience the video was trying to portray and it was talking about feeding America and maybe how some of the population doesn’t get to supply themselves with food but still have a lot of love to give.

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.

My piece of work Research Argument is a good example that illustrates evidence that support my ideas and beliefs. Throughout the research aspect of this assignment, I really found many studies and scientists that do agree violent video games are not for kids. All the information I found on that topic including studies support my idea or claim as to why kids should not play violent video games.

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 annotated bibliography is a great example of sources of my information that represent complex ideas and even have appropriate citation. It has reasons as to why I chose that resource and why it is relevant to my topic of Violent video games are not for kids. It should be properly cited with the authors name and date of publication if applicable. Also the work taken from the resources are cited and used fairly with the authors given ideas stated clearly.

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