Resume and cover letter
Rhetorical analysis/ Peer review
I am Puerto Rican and I wanted to do something that resembled my origins and something I connected to. Unfortunately Puerto Rico doesn’t have a beautiful past as bright as its beaches and thats what I want to convey and illustrate in this paper. Whilst viewing the video that I chose to analyze, I understood that, through rhetoric, the makers of this ad and the director wanted to emphasis how clueless Americans were to the realities of an 21st century American colony. In this video, the advertiser is marketing a vacation in Puerto Rico; however, she is using rhetorical tools to convey something deeper. In this paper, it was important for me not emphasis what was being conveyed and how, but also absorbed these literature tools. Therefore, I dove deeply into analyzing my own writing and learning how to convey a message(s) to an audience. Especially through genre, medium, and the rhetorical situation and formulating and articulating. As the analysis was being explained, it was important to re-address the main issue, but also having an interconnectivity between audience and rhetoric. This would allow for a deeper understanding of the subject and further cement how rich the video is in persuasion.
Literature review drafts/ peer reviews
Literature review topic:
This particular assignment required my group to think extensively about was going to be conveyed and talked about. It included a lot of brainstorming and led us to conclude that we would talk about GMO foods. GMO foods is something we eat on a daily basis, especially if you don’t eat organic. And with that being said, it was important, relevant, and substantial enough to have a large amount of research to back our claims. GMO foods are not quite understood to their entirety. Some research says they can produce illnesses like cancer. Other people say that they’re good because they feed the ever growing population of Earth. Whatever the research found, it was important to, through writing, convey that information clearly. My group used the CUNY Database to find articles that were peer-reviewed and reliable. In my personal growth and understanding, I was able to strengthen my source practices. I had to find relevant sources and also cite them. It was important that I practiced and perfect my APA format citation. In being able to cite properly, find relevant information, learn to convey our main research, etc me and my group effectively presented this information to the audience and allowed them to digest it in a easier manner.
Collaborative Research Project
I think it is fair to say that this has been one of the most challenging learning experiences I have had so far. Working in groups can be challenging. This assignment was a corporation between many people with many writing techniques, different ways of presenting ideas in literature, etc. And even so, the book had to be concise, include everyones ideas, etc. For this project, me and my group decided to do a book that catered to 7 year olds and it had to be entertaining, educative, and simple. All of us had many different thoughts, images, ideas, things we wanted to include, etc and when it came time to brainstorming, it seemed like we barely had any to begin with. It was challenging to make something uniform, but eventually is happened. In a google doc, we would write the plot, our ideas, sentences, etc in order to find similarities and compromises in order to work together and all play our roles. My group and I were able to develop and engage in the collaborative and social aspects of writing processes by communicating our ideas and editing our children’s book as a team.
The presentation was a challenge because it had to break down the brains behind the children’s book and that was filled with many challenges and blobs of thoughts and blueprints. It had to be something engaging and presented to the audience in a way that is captivating and organized. I also had to look how to present this genre to college students and analyze how to present that information to them; thereby, exercising and articulating my genre analysis and multimodal composition to explore effective writing across disciplinary contexts and beyond. Not only that, but I had to observe the best way of presenting these ideas and overall composition of the book by looking at other groups. In doing so, I was able to analyze my own writing techniques, negotiate with my team, articulate an overall stance on how to present the book, and also know how to convey this genre to my audience. The analysis of the linguistic differences of people in my own group and in other groups was important because it allowed me to develop awareness and inclusivity. Overall, these things were extremely important in order to have a well rounded presentation with great sources and resources obtain by me, my group, and through the analysis of other groups.