We have discussed about “discourse community” in the last and this quarter in depth. According to John Swales’ definition of a discourse community there are six criteria:
- Members share a common goal
- Talk in unique lexis
- Provide information and feedback
- Possess one or more genre
- Have their own way of communication
- Different level of members (experts and novices)
Korean drama has been a big part of my life ever since the Korean pop culture got popular. Instead of having me talk about Korean Drama, I decided to conduct an interview with Irene, a member of the discourse community, to present a different side of view on Korean drama. From the interview, we see how it had impacted Irene and what she wanted to do to improve the community. After the interview, I wrote a summary of the interview quoting Irene’s personal experience of what she had done for the community. I also provided an artifact analysis of the website that the members use to share and communicate their ideas. After receiving feedbacks, I was told that the introduction was not interesting enough to attract audiences’ attention. Therefore, I revised my draft to come up with a better solution.