The Fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha

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“Additionally, issues of identity and values are important factors in neophytes ' abilities and willingness to learn to write in and for new workplaces, as they must choose between ways of thinking and writing with which they are comfortable and new ways that seem foreign or at odds with their identities and values” (Wardle 285) When I was first accepted into The University of Arkansas, the first thing that came to my mind was to put effort into my grades and into building my resume. Those would be my top priories. Before I knew it I had been accepted into a discourse community of members that were striving for the same ideals that I was-The Greek fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha. Through the proses of being an initiate, I learned life long core values of community between other members. Interviewing the president of Lambda Chi Alpha, Luke Crenshaw, I uncovered the rigorous involvement of academic writing skills and how that plays a giant roll in this discourse community. These benefits are included in the values and beliefs of a discourse community.

According to James Paul Gee, in his essay “Literacy, Discourse, and Linguistics: Introduction and What Is Literacy?” He defines the word “discourse” in two ways. He separates the two definitions by using a lowercase “d” and an uppercase “D.” Even though technically they are the same word he defines them differently. “Discourses are ways of being in the world; they are forms of life which integrate words, acts, values, beliefs,
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