Some Positive Ideas from Pryor

"[B]ecause of the hegemonic nature of the 'standards' of academic writing, a large proportion of student writers are faced with a constant tension between the sense of being coerced into using specific language, grammar, and style and their own compulsion to assimilate into the system by following its rules" (222).

"[D]iscourse arising from the dominant class inherently serves its ideological purposes, i.e., excluding the members of other communities which are not incorporated in the discourse" [but] academic discourse can be quite useful, especially if writers feel comfortable using it to communicate their ideas, or if academic readers find highly specialized discourses conducive to their comprehension of the ideas being communicated" (223).  [I.e., once you get to like it, it seems natural and normal?]