Idea Integration

Idea Integration

When writing certain types of essays you have to be able to pull the work of others and integrate it into your work. Due to taking AP level English classes I had to become trained in how to accomplish this and properly give the author credit. Its very important that you have quotes that help build and defend the argument that you are attempting to make. Working others ideas into your work helps make your argument stronger.

Examples:
  • . According to Gee, the only way to get these Discourses is, “true acquisition of many mainstream [dominant] Discourses involves, at least while being in them, active complicity with values that conflict with one’s home- and community-based Discourses, especially for many women and minorities” (13).  What Gee means by this is that you can get these Discourses from being completely submerged in the culture of your home and community.
  • Delpit sees this moment as, “That is, to learn the “rules” required for admission into a particular dominant discourse, individuals must already have access to the social institutions connected to that discourse —- if you’re not already in, don’t expect to get in.”(546) What Delpit means by this is that Elle Woods was in a set Discourse but over time had to change to fit a new Discourse.