Reflective – wentzwagon11

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.

I met this goal through the use of consistent research combined with a general social empathy and understanding how things work. It’s easy to just look on the internet and read what something is all about, but it takes actually knowledge and comprehension to draw your own conclusions on a topic based off of what you see for yourself. The constant revision of my Research argument is where I demonstrated this diversity and inventiveness. Especially when I decide to do my own independent research study to support my argument.

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. 

My Visual Rhetoric paper is a good example of how I execute this core value. I painted a vivid picture of the ad that was being played and drew strong conclusions that could spark new ones from readers. Other people watching this ad silently and pausing every few seconds could follow along with my writing and draw their own conclusions from what I had to say. It is important that you write in a way that sparks active thinking within your readers.

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 Stone Money paper is an example of how I reflected this core value. I couldn’t have completed this paper without reading what others had to say first. It was a very social process of seeing what other people thought and applying that to my own logic. It’s important that writing be a creative and social process because at the end of the day your opinion alone cannot shape everyone else’s opinions.

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.

My Definition Argument paper is an example of how I incorporated my own ideas into my writing. While I did argue using statistics and facts I was still able to clearly represent my hypothesis on what I thought the outcome would be. It is crucial to a strong argument that a paper have sufficient and solid evidence to support a point.

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. 

My Rebuttal Argument paper is a perfect example of presenting my ideas fairly and responsibly. I start off by arguing the counterpoint strongly, but I then give all my evidence towards my point. In order for a paper to be truly unbiased it must be represented in a fair way. Both sides must have a say that is clearly represented in the writing. This not only makes a stronger argument, but it make for a more compelling paper over all.



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4 Responses to Reflective – wentzwagon11

  1. davidbdale says:

    Wentzwagon, you missed your chance for a Grade Conference. They’re over now. So I’m going to make you an offer you won’t get just anywhere. Write me an argument to earn a grade for this course. You may post it here on the blog as A13: Grade Defense, or you may send it to me privately, but in either case it should specify the reasons you deserve consideration for your work and performance this semester. Use details, evidence, illustrations, sources if you have them, to present your achievements in their best light and minimize the ways in which you fell short of standards. Don’t be vague. I want to be fair to you without diminishing the active participation and accomplishments of your classmates. We’ve always been frank with one another. I’m challenging you to rise to this opportunity.

  2. davidbdale says:

    Sunday became Monday.

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