Reflective—nickalodeansallthat

Core Value I. My work demonstrates that I used a variety of social and interactive practices that involve recursive stages of exploration, discovery, conceptualization, and development.

For the topics in this course, the exploration of social and developmental ideas were the main goals in the end. assignments like A05-Visual Redirect  had me explore a topic down to a Tee and read in between the lines for something as short as a minute long video. Along with in class discussions, these topics and assignments were posted on a blogging platform, which not only allows feed back from my professor, but also my peers. Thoroughly exploring a topic, getting feedback, and editing it, is a recursive  and social process that is necessary for a good, meaningful set of writing to come about and without it, multi-sided views or ideas would be left to a personal bias. And no one can truly learn from that.

Core Value II. My work demonstrates that I placed texts into conversation with one another to create meaning by synthesizing ideas from various discourse communities. 

The ideas that we discussed were not simple ideas, they were deep complex social issues that required a view from all sides in order for a good piece of work to be molded and formed. Taking topics and issues from multiple discourse communities, combining views, and layering these ideas were needed to create a thoughtful piece of work, ideas couldn’t have just been slapped together.  Things like A10-Research Argument required an in-depth looks into all sides of a discourse in order to properly voice my opinion within a text. Synthesizing ideas is the key to creating a good piece of work, if someone has a biased opinion, readers will either absolutely love it, or completely hate it, so taking the views from all sides is key.

Core Value III. My work demonstrates that I rhetorically analyzed the purpose, audience, and contexts of my own writing and other texts and visual arguments.

My work throughout the course has always been intended to reach the audience of the relative topic but that requires a couple analyzing sessions to make sure that it does. Assignments like A04-A Blow to the Head required me to rhetorically analysis to make sure things like my opinion did not get in the way when writing the topic at hand.  Going over, and re-editing assignments like A04 was needed to make sure no extraneous details or unintended audiences were reached.  Making sure that none of my writing got off-topic, lacked context, or did not reach the audience in mind was the key goal in mind when writing, analyzing, and editing my work. And while it may not have perfect, my work achieved this goal in some way.

Core Value IV: 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.

Assignments like Definitive PaperCausal Argument, and Rebuttal are good examples of this value. Proper research and incorporation into these works were key to making it a legitimate ideas, and thoughtful essays. This helped because, these three minor assignments went into the final Research argument paper, and with the included research from each, it became a legitimate idea. but these were big tasks on their own too, Locating the correct, trustful academic sources for these works were needed to really push the idea i had in mind when writing each. as writing should go, the right sources make the right paper, and while someone can write a compelling piece of work, having good sources may tip the scales for some people.  proper research makes proper papers.

Core Value V. My work demonstrates that I respect my ethical responsibility to represent complex ideas fairly and to the sources of my information with appropriate citation. 

Presenting work in a non-biased, ethical way is necessary for presenting any form of idea. Disrespect or bias does not compel the reader to go further and may dis-way and upset them. When writing about a topic, one must see all sides of the issue, no matter how one sided it may look. If not, you get an unwanted two-cents clogging up the discourse in question. this became apparent to me when writing the very first assignment A01-Stone Money.  Reading about a different cultures form of currency, many ideas came to mind, but when writing them and seeing how biases or personal thoughts gummed up the writing, it became clear that this needed to be written from point where i could compare what i knew to what there knowledge was without bias.

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