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Combatting Otherness Through Discourse Community Analysis

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Analyzing Discourse communities within a Writing About Writing course can empower students to learn about their careers and personalities, so long as they’re focused on their own interests.

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Combatting Otherness Through Discourse Community Analysis

  1. 1. COMBATTING OTHERNESS: HELPING STUDENTS NAVIGATE BELONGING THROUGH DISCOURSE COMMUNITY ANALYSIS CHRIS FRIEND, SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY christopher.friend@saintleo.edu | @chris_friend Full text of this presentation: http://bit.ly/friend-nemla17-text
  2. 2. Combatting Otherness: Helping Students Navigate Belonging Through Discourse Community Analysis Freshman year: assimilation challenges & the prospect of social failure leading to isolation. Chris Friend, Saint Leo University | christopher.friend@saintleo.edu | @chris_friend | “Frozen” by bmalarky; cbnd
  3. 3. Combatting Otherness: Helping Students Navigate Belonging Through Discourse Community Analysis “WRITING-DOING-BEING-VALUING-BELIEVING COMBINATIONS” —JAMES PAUL GEE, 1989 Chris Friend, Saint Leo University | christopher.friend@saintleo.edu | @chris_friend
  4. 4. Combatting Otherness: Helping Students Navigate Belonging Through Discourse Community Analysis Chris Friend, Saint Leo University | christopher.friend@saintleo.edu | @chris_friend | “Yes?” by Florence Ivy; cbd Studying group memberships & dynamics adds meta-awareness, making students’ professional actions more informed & deliberate
  5. 5. Combatting Otherness: Helping Students Navigate Belonging Through Discourse Community Analysis Chris Friend, Saint Leo University | christopher.friend@saintleo.edu | @chris_friend | “Right On Target” by Jeremy Brooks; cbn Using FYC to explore students’ majors & view assimilation as a subject of study is both content-relevant and personally beneficial
  6. 6. Combatting Otherness: Helping Students Navigate Belonging Through Discourse Community Analysis UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA’S DESIGN FOR 1ST-SEMESTER 
 WAW FYC COURSES Chris Friend, Saint Leo University | christopher.friend@saintleo.edu | @chris_friend WRITING PROCESS DISCOURSE COMMUNITIES RHETORICAL ANALYSIS GENRES LEXIA AUTHORITY
  7. 7. Combatting Otherness: Helping Students Navigate Belonging Through Discourse Community Analysis Study the professional Discourse community you wish to join through your degree. Chris Friend, Saint Leo University | christopher.friend@saintleo.edu | @chris_friend
  8. 8. Combatting Otherness: Helping Students Navigate Belonging Through Discourse Community Analysis Chris Friend, Saint Leo University | christopher.friend@saintleo.edu | @chris_friend | “Support” by jurek d.; cbnd The personal connection helps students feel invested in their work, showing that the theories of writing studies apply to their lives.
  9. 9. Combatting Otherness: Helping Students Navigate Belonging Through Discourse Community Analysis Chris Friend, Saint Leo University | christopher.friend@saintleo.edu | @chris_friend | “Drawer of Keys” by Barry Cruver; cbnd Knowing the intricacies of a group’s lexis can unlock their assumptions and ways of thinking about the world.
  10. 10. Combatting Otherness: Helping Students Navigate Belonging Through Discourse Community Analysis Chris Friend, Saint Leo University | christopher.friend@saintleo.edu | @chris_friend | “Taxes” by John Morgan; cb Students go from guessing haphazardly about types of writing to seeing the importance of a specific text.
  11. 11. Combatting Otherness: Helping Students Navigate Belonging Through Discourse Community Analysis Chris Friend, Saint Leo University | christopher.friend@saintleo.edu | @chris_friend | “thorns on green” by Sam Javanrouh; cbnd Requires student self-advocacy Relies on other faculty participation Confounds undeclared majors
  12. 12. Combatting Otherness: Helping Students Navigate Belonging Through Discourse Community Analysis MY VIEW OF ASSIGNMENTS STUDENTS’VIEW (I HOPE) DISCOURSE COMMUNITY ANALYSIS DESIRED CAREER OR MAJOR INTERACTION WITH DC MEMBERS INTEREST IN A CAREER/MAJOR CLASS DISCUSSIONS INTERACTION WITH DC MEMBERS ASSIGNMENT COMPLETION CLASS DISCUSSIONS Chris Friend, Saint Leo University | christopher.friend@saintleo.edu | @chris_friend

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