How to complicate life, add discourse

My teacher asked the class “How can discourse relate to literacies?” and immediately I thought to myself “that is a really fantastic question that I do not know the answer to”. Discourse communities by definition directly relates to public discussion which goes hand-in-hand with literacy. It is very difficult to participate in any discussion when you do not have basic skills such as reading, writing, or comprehending whatever the topic may be.

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