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.

I often researched topics deeply before writing about them and publishing work about these topics, which I believe helped to make my writing stronger. Without research, my work would not have strong support or sources to back up any claims I made. I also engaged in peer review, which is a helpful way to make published works stronger, whether they are works I published or works a classmate published. The best example is my Editorial. I also asked my professor for feedback and criticism in order to make my writing stronger. By offering support and peer review, and requesting support and peer review, published works were made stronger and better than before. 

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. 

I used various sources in many of my pieces that I used in combination with one another to support and prove my theses. By using more than one source, my writing is more thoroughly supported, and therefore more successful. The best example of this is my Op-Ed.

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.

Each piece has a thesis which is appropriate and applies to the topic given to write about. I analyzed my own writing and made revisions several times to amend mistakes and make my work better. Each thesis was stated, supported, and concluded. The best example of this is my Editorial.

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.

By doing sufficient research for each topic of writing, my published work and the claims made in this work were properly supported. Quotes were taken from proper sources to support theses and arguments made, and each source was cited properly as required. The best example of this is my Op-Ed draft.

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. 

Each source used in my writing was properly cited, quotes were taken with proper context and used appropriately. Each complex idea discussed in my writing was supported fairly with textual evidence as needed. The best example of this is my LTE draft.

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