Class Notes on Group Facilitation: 10/16
Literacies, Academic Discourse, Conventions of Appropriateness
Appropriate-casually formal, respectful, focused
Inappropriate-using profanity, talking about drugs/alcohol, improper grammar in emails
Appropriate-serious, proper grammar, respectful, straight to the point
Inappropriate-hoodrat, sloppy, emotional
Appropriate-open communication, comfortable, school, sports, loving, asking favors, politely asking for money
Inappropriate-stealing money, cursing (depends), disrespect, “bad stuff,”
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.