Reflective Essay: What Is A Discourse Community?
I needed to demonstrate a deep understanding of math and science, prove that I could manage conflicts within the club, and build trust and credibility to successfully join my discourse community.
First, a strong foundation of math and science is optimal if you are joining an engineering club. Our engineering club had weekly study sessions that you could go to if you needed help with a specific subject or would like to tutor someone and receive volunteering hours. I went to most of the sessions to help others with high school in general and difficult courses that I have also taken. I quickly started making friends within the club and the number only grew as the year progressed. We have two main projects that engineering club participates in during the school year. The first project is building a VEX robot that can manipulate objects in a competition field to bring them to a particular section of the field. We compete with other high schools in the area, state, and nation