Discourse Community Definition

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My definition of a discourse community is basically any group of people who share similar interests and knowledge about a topic, have some common background or experiences, and share some way of communicating with each other. The student body here at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is my discourse community. I am a part of this group because I know how difficult it can be the first few days of college to navigate around campus and find the simple things like where to find the library, computer lab, printers, and most importantly where the classes are. Every member of this group has attended and graduated out of high school during some part of our academic career where the teachers are more lenient, classes are way smaller, and the …show more content…
Giving us the full experience of what college is like. Studies have shown students who are more involved on campus will be more successful in college than students who do not. As students, we have numerous ways of getting involved on campus. Joining an organization or fraternity is the best way of involvement on campus because we can interact directly with other students and get to know each other in the group. We can also get to know the other students on campus when the organizations have fundraisers around campus. UTA have a diverse community giving us numerous opportunities to explore the different cultures of other members in the community. When we explore cultures around the world it gives us more knowledge on how different their customs are from ours. Knowing each other’s personality and culture is important because it gives us more resources to help each other in the time of need. Maverick pride is important because when you share similar interests with each other you start to build the connection and create an unbreakable bond. Maverick pride is what get us pump up to go to the sport games and attend many of the campus events. Dressing in the same colors to show much we love our UTA student …show more content…
Well a discourse community is a group of people sharing similar interests and have a similar background. I believe and support the UTA Student body as a discourse community because we have the same goal of being successful and have a similar background of attending high school during some part of our academic career. Our goal is very broad because each of us want to be successful, but in different positions and areas in life. Some of us will graduate to become doctors, nurses, lawyers, architecture, social workers, etc. “Everybody in the world want to be successful, what makes the UTA Student Body success different?” The success of the students at UTA is specific to the UTA community because every student is taking college courses requiring a lot of studying, time, and effort. “Is high school really a good common background for the members of the UTA discourse community?” High school is an important background because high school is where you find what kind of person you are and you start to plan what you are going to be in life. You start to gradually receive more and more responsibilities through the years in high school. It is the point where we enter the world and start to become more

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