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ENGL 1302 Taggett: Multimodal Revamp Project

This guide has resources and tips to help you with assignments in Prof. Taggett's ENGL 1302 course.

Assignment Directions

Multimodal Revamp Assignment

This assignment is required for Grade Goal of “A.”

 

This assignment asks you to take your proposal argument and reconfigure it in a different format for a different audience. VCU’s writing center provides a great overview of what different options: https://guides.library.vcu.edu/multimodal-assignments/media-resources.

Choose the one you are most interested in engaging with in the time and with the skills that you have or want to develop.

 

In any format, you are going to want to consider what your audience needs to know and how best to convey that information effectively. Jane will be your primary content expert on this, so reach out to her ASAP with your ideas so she can provide any assistance she can!

 

Since we don’t have a huge amount of time to devote to this assignment, I am not expecting professional-level work. But what I do expect is an attention to the different audience, medium and context you are engaging in and a good faith effort in meeting the expectations of that medium and audience.

Grading Criteria: A “Complete” will be given for this assignment if it seems that you made a good faith effort to meet the following criteria:

  • Basic Assignment: You revised your argument paper for a different audience (public), genre (of your choosing) and medium (print to web/audio/video, etc).
  • Thesis/Argument: You conveyed the argument project in a new way, using other modes of creation besides strictly alphabetic text. Your audience should not have to guess what your argument is: your argument in your creative project should be clear as a “stand alone piece” to an audience outside our class who knows nothing about your work.
  • Creativity/originality in making your argument: you  created a piece that engages the audience you’re envisioning (most immediately our class but also beyond) in your argument and research, with perhaps, different appeals for that different audience. Overall, how well do you select interesting images, audio or video clips? How well do you arrange them to tell a story?
  • Sources: You give credit to the creator / source in your project. Use list of Works Cited/Reference List/Bibliography if your project does not lend itself to a credits screen.
  • Proofreading/Grammar: If you use alphabetic text, your writing style is concise and compelling, and you carefully edit and proofread your final draft so that your writing contains no errors in spelling or grammar (unless you’re do so intentionally to make a point).
  • Length: The final version should be long enough to convey an argument but not longer than 3:00 minutes (if in video or audio format).

Multimodal Revamp Resources

Try some of the free image editing sites and collections below, or click on the other tabs for resources for that medium.

Have a suggestion for a good site? Let Jane the Librarian know!

PROGRAMS TO CREATE AND EDIT IMAGES

 

FREE HIGH-QUALITY IMAGE SITES

These websites may have some copyright restrictions. If you use an image, always attribute and cite the image. For help with copyright and citation, check out the links at the bottom of this box. 

 

FREE CLIP ART AND FUN IMAGES

 

CAN I USE THIS IMAGE? HOW DO I CITE THIS IMAGE?

 

LIMIT GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCHES TO RIGHTS-FREE IMAGES

Not every image you find through a Google search is legal to use without copyright. But you can limit your Image search results only to images you are legally allowed to reuse. 

After you do an Image search, click on Tools. Then under the Usage Rights menu that pops up below, choose Labeled for Reuse: 

 

Try some of the free video programs below, or click on the other tabs for resources for that medium.

Have a suggestion for a good site? Let Jane the Librarian know!

 

PROGRAMS TO CREATE AND EDIT VIDEO

Try some of the free audio editing programs below, or click on the other tabs for resources for that medium.

Have a suggestion for a good site? Let Jane the Librarian know!

 

PROGRAMS TO CREATE AND EDIT AUDIO

Try some of the free presentation programs below, or click on the other tabs for resources for that medium.

Have a suggestion for a good site? Let Jane the Librarian know!

 

PROGRAMS TO CREATE AND EDIT PRESENTATIONS

Try some of the free web creation programs below, or click on the other tabs for resources for that medium.

Have a suggestion for a good site? Let Jane the Librarian know!

 

PROGRAMS TO CREATE AND EDIT WEBSITES

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