It can be difficult to understand what it means to be a discourse or what communities fall under that category, and that is why I feel like John Swales’ definition of a discourse community is the the one that makes the most sense and the one that almost anybody can apply to communities they are part of and determine if they are discourses or not. Even though Gee and Porter had good points regarding discourses and good arguments, one almost had to be a linguist to fully understand what they were saying. They did help Swales get his point across more clearly in some instances though. Thanks to Swales I now know for a fact that my English 1113 class is a discourse community and I achieved that by following the six rules Swales presented as necessary to be a discourse community. Gee, James P. “Literary, Discourse, and Linguistics.” Writing About Writing, A College Reader.
They claim that the language a person uses is not the most important factor when it comes to knowing and making a clear judgement. They say that their minds remain indifferent until true character is shown. However, the modern American identity has created an atmosphere where the
Sharing our thoughts it’s decisive and all our speech has to be explain the root of the problem with facts based on the reality, otherwise we can retract into silence or violence. This book has been extremely useful for me, because it has taught me how to maintain control in those crucial moments, probably it is easier for me know to spot those with the reactions like silence or violence which are attitudes that usually we know that happen but probably what I did not know is that it happens when the person doesn’t feel safe, that’s the key. Normally, when we don’t know the strategies it is harder for us to identify what we are doing wrong, therefore we can make numerous mistakes. We have to bear in mind that always has to prevail the mutual respect and the mutual purpose to have a fruitful crucial conversation. Therefore, mastering this skill of effective communication can make a difference in all the aspects in our
Typically, an argument does not consist of name calling, and as a matter of fact disapproves ideas without evidence. Alternatively, good arguments consist of a few vital rhetorical issues such as, supporting evidence, know if the evidence is relevant, and to consider the audience 's perspective as well as know if they analyze the argument from two opposite views.
I was unable to hear clearly, and unable to make out facial features of the person I was talking to. I understand now the importance of speaking clearly and loud enough so a person who is hearing impaired and hear and understand what I am saying. Along with visually impaired, I experienced not being able to see facial expressions. When communicating with someone who is visually impaired I can use my tone of voice to express the emotion of the conversation, since facial features and expression may not be visually clear. I realize self-appearance is important to people.
It is a balancing act between courage and consideration. The fifth habit is “seek first to understand, the to be understood”. It is based on communication and its importance. Covey says that it the most important skill in life and so it is listening. People are always trying to say what they want to say, and they are that much focus on it, that they do not pay attention to what other person wants to communicate.
But when you live in a perfect world with perfect people, that perfectness isn't so challenging to mimic. No one has flaws or obstacles to overcome, no one has satisfaction in themselves. No one has earned their happiness, therefore, their happiness is nothing but a numbingly ignorant bliss. With no alternating
By being inherently emotionless, the citizens of the World State are free from every emotion, thus negativity and pain are unfamiliar. This ignorance and inexperience from emotion creates a stable government in which citizens do not question or
Inevitably, however, he concludes that the best way to have a conversation is simply to make the choice to have one. Conversation, according to McDermott, does not require great knowledge, or carefully thought out techniques; the act of talking, listening, and sharing is sufficient. McDermott convincingly demonstrates his premise by examining conversations in
The elements of this communication are interdependent and connected to one another. The communication of one affects the communication of other. 2. Interpersonal communication is purposeful- Any communication that takes place
However I will say that this book was definitely a quick read. I found that most of the activities were not somethings I needed doing, because they have already been done. Those activities include things like: Don’t Take It Personally, Be Generous, Be Mindful, and others of that nature. Others activities seemed ludicrous in nature; such as: Notice You’re All Right Right Now. I thought to myself that I, personally, would not need it.