Summarize Bazerman’s conception of genre. What is it, and why does it matter?
What questions did this reading bring to mind, or what, if any parts, helped clarify the concept of genre for you?
According to Swales, “A DC utilizes an evolving selection of genres in the furtherance of its sets of goals and as a means of instantiating its participatory mechanisms. These sets of genres are often particularized, as the genres are performed, re-performed, and refined….” How might you connect this with Bazerman’s text?
Find a recent example of a non-academic writing task you completed (e.g., something for work or personal use, but not for a class). What was the genre of that text? What were you trying to achieve when you created it? How did your purpose as a writer influence your decisions about how to construct the text?
What are some of the genres that you are familiar with in your own academic DC? What are they used for? How can you recognize them?
2.Please go to Project Implicit (https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html) and click on the I Wish to Proceed link. Select TWO tests to take. One of them must be the Race IAT. Take the tests, note your scores, and reflect on the experience and your results in three paragraphs.