I feel like I do not share perceptions. I do not think this because I know what I learned in 7th grade and still use it in writing to this day. I do find the concepts I have learned in English to be helpful in other contexts. For example, the other day my older brother was talking about his discourse community he belongs to and all of the genres they use. I was able to teach him more about discourse community and genres he didn’t realize before. I think I can take discourse community and rhetorical situation and apply them in other things in life. For example, I belong to a discourse community and did not realize it before taking this class, I also didn’t really know anything about discourse community at all before either. I can take rhetorical situations and apply that to future courses and future course assignments.