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.
Having the New York Times as a textbook has been very interesting. Looking for an article for an assignment turned into reading more articles about things I’m interested in and learning. Reading through articles and expanding upon these several topics has helped me more quickly navigate through bigger texts and understand the subject faster. Writing overtime has also been very useful since I can modify my writing and always progress. Writing is also a process that cannot be repeated in the same exact way every time. Not stressing about the final product of a piece of writing helped me get my ideas out faster since I learned to just edit my writing later on. Less stress in the beginning of my project lead to a better result all because of learning how to revise as I get further in the writing
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.
Editing texts is a skill that I have building throughout my whole writing career. Being able to use different text and resources to create an overall better quality of writing. Editing can range from rearranging sentences to modifying the structure of individual sentences. Word choice is also very important within those individual sentences to better relay the message that is trying to be sent to the reader. Ideas from one paragraph to the other have to be transitioned properly in order to not create confusion for the reader as well.
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.
Writing is an act of communication which involves writing with a purpose and to relay a message. Being rhetorical is also an important element to making a good body of work. Explaining something is made a lot easier after having to start from scratch and build your ideas from a neutral point of education. Responding to the rhetorical situation includes considering audience expectations and the textual conventions associated with a situation or genre.