Hello, my name is Kyle Sorrell. As of the time of writing I am a soon to be graduate of Longwood University. My current area of study is Criminal Justice; I have been specialized in this field since my third semester of college. I became interested in this field of study mostly upon exposure to an introduction to policing course I took as an elective. I have sense been very attached to this field of study and am glad it is what I chose to pursue. I also have some unpaid experience in the form of an internship with the¬†Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Department. I consider myself to be a focused and level headed worker, I also have around 6 years of work experience with High Sierra Pools were I have been both a lifeguard at single and multi-guard pools as well as a manager and co-manager.

The purpose of this ePortfolio is to reflect upon course learning outcomes. Within I have included information on different projects I have worked on throughout this 2018 Fall semester. These include course journals, a rhetorical analysis, and a common good project. I believe I have accomplished the objectives set for this semester’s Active Citizenship Writing course. The course has taught me to be a better writer; however, the most important thing I have learned is how to be more persuasive with both speech and writing as well as understanding the interplay of ethos, pathos, logos, etc. in communication. Looking into my future, I hope to be an active citizen with an agency to begin enacting change through written communication by using the rhetorical concepts of ethos, pathos, and logos to persuade/convince my audience that said change is justified.

Course Learning Outcomes

1) engage in the process of citizen leadership by investigating multiple perspectives on important public issues

2) understand the nature of public discourse/debate as determined by purpose, audience, and

3) choose appropriate formats in writing for a variety of purposes

4) analyze the effectiveness of their own texts and processes for specific rhetorical situations

5) understand how the knowledge, skills, and values learned in general education are interwoven and interrelated, and how they can contribute to the process of citizen leadership.