Self Reflective- Peanut

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 have never been a good writer; it has always been hard for me. I feel like my writing skills have improved over time in this class. The short arguments helped me expand my mind. When we wrote our first short argument (definition argument) my writing was all over the place, but when we wrote our causal argument it was a major turn for me. When it came to writing our short arguments, we would cite the sources we used, there was never a certain amount we needed to use if we could get enough information from it. One of the best parts about this class was, many professors usually just grade and move along, but my professor took the time to give us feedback so we could improve our 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. 

The last piece I wrote demonstrated how much I read, and how much information I gathered. I picked, chose, and analyzed which piece of information would be most convenient for my paper. For my last piece, I switched the whole point I was arguing towards. After reading critically, I came to a different point of view.

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 all about catching your reader’s attention. It is about writing for a purpose. Every writer has a reason behind it, whether it’s proving something, expressing something, stating something, etc. It is a way of communicating and sharing one’s story or thoughts. We learned about rhetorical elements. The purpose, audience, topic, writer, and context. These simple steps can have an outcome of organized writing. The purpose of writing rhetorical writing is to ask for feedback. Our professor would be considered part of our audience expressing his thoughts on what could make this piece better.

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.

No writing can be written out of bloom.You must piece it together with time. Brainstorming and collecting information are crucial. In class, we would be assigned specific types of writing, but with the same topic. We would collect information from various websites and cite them in
our writing. From looking at one website you already have more than enough information
at times, but sometimes not enough is provided so that is why we search and use
multiple sources to gather enough information to back up our topic with. One assignment
that helped was the White Paper. That was one of the first assignments we did
to help us when writing our short arguments. It me helped keep me on track and helped
me understand where I stood.

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. 

Writing has a strong power that comes with responsibilities. Writing is our personal thoughts that are out in the public. One thing to always keep in mind of crediting the authors you gathered information from. Not crediting authors comes with punishment for your actions, because it is plagiarism. It is more of them just crediting them, it’s about actually reading and understanding what the author is saying, and then writing it in your own words. Everyone has their own opinion of every single piece of writing. Everyone will have a different understanding and express it differently, which i learned.

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1 Response to Self Reflective- Peanut

  1. davidbdale says:

    I look forward to the rest of this post, peanut. Please use specific details to illustrate your progress throughout the semester. You’ve intrigued us already with your comment that “The short arguments helped me expand my mind.” We’d love to know exactly how, and hope for more revelations in the rest of your descriptions.

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