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Last Updated: Aug 17, 2018     Views: 25

What is a multimodal project / essay?

You may find that your next research assignment involves more than doing research and "writing a paper".  Today, many English composition classes are assigning the inclusion of multimodal elements which differ from their more traditional counterparts by going beyond "text" to include any combination of:

  • Images
  • Sound
  • Color
  • Animation
  • Text  

(Adapted from Takayoshi, Hawisher, & Seife, 2007, p 1).

A multimodal essay combines two or more of mediums of composing, such as audio, video, photography, printed text, magazine cut outs, a hypertext web document, a website, etc.
(Credit: adapted from DePaul University)

 Check out the links below for helpful suggestions in working with multimodal projects.

More Info /Source(s):

  • Lynda.com
    • Contains thousands of videos and tutorials on technology related topics, software, web development and much more.
  • Multimedia Composition Center
    • Part of the University Writing Center located in Walker Library.
  • Makerspace
    • Located in Walker Library on the second floor.

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