In English 2089, you are learning how discourse communities function to communicate internally and with others, and how/why writers use particular genres.
This guide provides some instruction on important course concepts and research assignments; offers useful tips on finding appropriate and diverse sources, analyzing these sources rhetorically, and citing them correctly; and lists resources for creating multimedia texts.
What's In This Guide:
Introduction: definitions and examples of discourse, discourse analysis, and discourse communities
Discourse Community Analysis/Ethnography: video on analyzing a discourse community
Analyzing Multiple Discourses: video on analyzing discourse around a topic or issue
How Do I Find Different Genres?: links and tips for finding various types of texts; examples of genres produced by a discourse community
How Do I Find Images and Media?: links to databases and free resources
Citing Your Sources: redirect to the guide covering a variety of sources
Resources for Special Topics: guides covering selected special topics, including campus life and Cincinnati issues/events
Creating Content Using Multimedia Genres: links to tools you might use for creating multimedia content (infographics, presentations, videos, etc.)