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TCOR (draft 1)

TCOR (draft 1)

There are simple universal concepts and actions that span all cultures and discourses. Things that all people do no matter where they are from. In groups, people socialize. There is communication between individuals. But society has advanced on the communication front. Social groups have formed their own discourses. Special ways in communication that involve more than simply saying the right words. Discourses have several layers to them, the first being the primary discourse. This is the basis for someone’s beliefs…

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First Week Draft 1

First Week Draft 1

School and learning are two separate entities. A school is a place, where occasionally, learning can be found. Learning, on the other hand, is not bound to a school yard. A person can learn anywhere. Be it through traveling, relationships, or a textbook. A higher education is the dedication of learning beyond government standards. Anyone who strives for higher education does it because of their own selfish desires. There is no third party force, it is simply one mind craving…

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Discourse Draft 1

Discourse Draft 1

  There is an inherent quality that all humans possess. Something that spans all cultures, languages, and societies. This quality is Discourse; the way of how, when, what and why people say and communicate with each other. Discourse is the overall of communication, it is the role that society has categorized people into. These people are expected to be fit into it or fear rejection from the Discourse that they are trying to fit into. James Paul Gee, one of…

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Literacy Draft 1

Literacy Draft 1

It probably started in Treetops, VT. Or maybe it was somewhere else. Years ago, my sister, aunt, and I would pile into the car and head to this vacation spot. There were only a few cabins and only a few other families around. Usually there was no one around except for this one family that lived there year round. This place was special because, besides the lake and the rocky shore with the smell of smoke lingering in the air…

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