Discourse Communities and Community in Writing

In talking about Swales’ and Harris’s writing, it is clear that they are in agreement with much of what community means. Harris makes statement to all of use being individuals but also all part of communities. It could also be said that be are all community rather than individuals because there will always be similarity and groupings to peoples writing and ideas. Harris talks about the word “pedagogy” and how students and people have to challenge and inquire the common rules and knowledge to writing. Within discourse communities people need to find comfort in in the unknown and addressing new things, however, they also need to know how to do so while acting within the confines of their particular discourse community.

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