Class Notes: Literacies, Academic Discourse, & Conventions of Appropriateness

Class Notes on Group Facilitation: 10/16

 

Literacies, Academic Discourse, Conventions of Appropriateness

 

  • School:

Appropriate-casually formal, respectful, focused

Inappropriate-using profanity, talking about drugs/alcohol, improper grammar in emails

 

  • Professional:

Appropriate-serious, proper grammar, respectful, straight to the point

Inappropriate-hoodrat, sloppy, emotional

 

  • Family:

Appropriate-open communication, comfortable, school, sports, loving, asking favors, politely asking for money

Inappropriate-stealing money, cursing (depends), disrespect, “bad stuff,”

 

  • Friends:

Appropriate-anything goes, sarcasm

Inappropriate-gossip about them, hurting their feelings, pushing their buttons

 

There is appropriate and inappropriate behavior and language to use in certain situations.

 

Literacies & Academic Discourses: 

 

Science: Steps, informative, data

 

History: Important figures or people, factual, important dates and events,

 

English: Analytical, themes, focusing on grammar and mechanisms

 

For different academic discourses, when a person writes, it becomes more personalized towards that discourse.

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