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.
Throughout my writing career, I have received tons of feedback that put me in a constant cycle of redoing what I already did. In this Comp I course, Professor Hodges assisted me to strengthen my argument and be more confident in writing. Specifically in my “Letter to the Editor” after taking feedback, realized how to think outside the box when writing an add in unique ideas to support my argument. This also helped me develop a more positive mindset towards writing and I actually enjoy writing now.
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. ‘
Most of my writing needed research, so this applies to most of my work. Specifically in my “Summary“, I researched everything surrounding vaping to strengthen my argument. During this course, I was more up to date on the news since I was browsing the NYT often. This helped me to find new ideas for my writing and find new pieces of evidence for my current work. I also found that by staying up to date, I was able to write more open-minded and informational. My summary further helped me read critically because I had to carefully analyze other text and form my own opinion on it.
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.
When writing for a particular purpose, the way you write has to change to achieve what you are trying to prove. In my Editorial Draft, I had to analyze not only the feedback I was getting, but the way the world reacted to the climate change that I was writing about. It is important to appeal to your audience’s emotion in writing especially when trying to persuade or have someone believe you. Also for this draft, I had to research several other texts to be able to create an argument. Rhetorically analyizing overall helped to stregthen my argument and argument.
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.
To support my “Practice Op-Ed”, I incorporated plenty of illustrations and evidence to strengthen my argument and support my ideas. For this piece of writing I found 3 additional sources to support my ideas. This helped me find what was important and what wasn’t in the articles and I only added the critical ideas to my own writing. The prompt was the same for everyone in our class, but all of our writing varied depending on our opinion of it. Also all of our separate pieces incorporated different illustrations and included all different types of information about the topic. Facial Recognition is a upcoming technology and researching it was enticing.
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.
When representing complex ideas, I usually analyze and thoroughly review my material before I write my argument. In my Writing Plan, I analyzed several sources that would be suitable for my writing. In this specific plan, I was writing about drug abuse. I had to responsibly represent my ideas through my sources and since it’s such a serious topic I couldn’t be too straight forward. I had to uniquely incorporate each citation and pull the most important information from each.