Kaylee Miller Professor Jan RiemanEnglish 1102February 2, 2011
In writing my paper I had to map out who my sponsors were and what were literacies I had that stood out the most to me. It was very difficult to not get carried away with writing about the particular interest but to relate it to Brandt¶s definition of a literacy. It will definitelytake me more than one draft to write the essay, because I am still not confident that it fits what isbeing sought after in the prompt. Overall though I am satisfied with my draft, and prepared totake lots of advice on improving it.
orld of Literacy
Deborah Brandt defined a sponsor of literacy as ³any agent local or distant, concrete or abstract, who enable, support, teach, model, as well as recruit, regulate, suppress, or withholdliteracy- and gain advantage by it in the same way´ (Brandt 407). My interpretation of Brandt¶sdefinition is that a sponsor is someone or something that teaches you a language or introducesyou in to a culture that you can only learn by being taught with their help and by immersingyourself in to the literacy. There is not only reading and writing literacy, but a person can haveliteracies in many different fields. According to Brandt, literacy is a given fluency in an area.People can be literate in sports, art, music, as well as the literacies in their community or household. A sponsor introduces and teaches a literacy, by doing so they increase their community and the sponsored gains knowledge in a new field. Throughout my life I have been