students will write an essay that describes two speech communities in which they participate, and describe the changes they make to successfully code-switch between these communities. students may draw upon home, work, school, circles of friends, or any other speech community from their experience..
students will compare and contrast two speech communities and analyze how they code-switch through these communities to demonstrate and discover the influence of speech communities on their own lives
students will write for educated, informed readers with high academic standards and a working knowledge of what defines a speech community. students should assume that the audience has no personal acquaintance with the writer