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.

Taking this course has enhanced my writing skills and Is going to help me in my other courses while I’m here at Rowan. I was able to receive so much feedback between Professor Hodges that made me think in a different aspect of what my original thoughts were. A good example of this would be my Writing plan. Professor gives me valuable pointers that give me good direction to better my Op-Ed. The pointers given made me look more in depth about the subject and get a better understanding of how my wording could lead to confusion. The NY Times is a great source for us to explore our topic to better and have a variety of sources to back our arguments or opinions. 

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. 

Critically reading and thinking in college composition has benefited me so much. The developing skill is super important because it helps you get a bigger meaning to what other writers are trying to say. This helped me with my writing skills that are still developing because I take my original thought on a subject and create a bigger meaning. In my LTE I placed text from another writing and created meaning to the idea of College athletes summer work. Being an athlete in college currently definitely bettered my argument but allowed me to better my understanding to his argument and create one off of that. 

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.

All writings should have some hook to it to make a reader want to continue reading what i’m trying to say. We used NY Times to gather more information and different viewpoints from other writers on the same subject. Breaking down other readings helped me form my writings and better my understanding of the subject. While writing my Op-Ed I wrote with an aspect that could open to all readers who have an opinion on THC and Nicotine. I wrote my Op-Ed in a way that people could build their own opinions and have things to say about the subject because of its seriousness in today’s society. With the sources I linked to the Op-Ed could give all the readers the basic information on the subject I am basing my opinion on. 

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 Editorial was the best example for this because I had to evaluate the differences between an EMS call and Fire Departments. The pay isn’t remotely close to what it should be. I had an idea that should give EMS a higher pay due to the high risks with little reward for them. I had good evidence from other Editorials that gave me a good amount of evidence that supported my idea. Not all sources provide useful information on certain topics so you get to be the mastermind in some situations.

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. 

My LTE for portfolio is a good example of giving the correct citations for the information you obtained from their writings. I gave the specific source that I did a whole writing on what it’s like from a current college athlete. I believe that this writing opened up the variety of people who may be interested in the reading. I had a strong opinion on the subject but I kept my ideas open minded in order to keep readers engaged into my writing. Using citation is always the most important part to add to my writings to show where I received the information or show a specific source that you may have an opposing opinion about.   

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