Multimodal Composition:

Achieving Learning Outcomes Through Process and Scaffolding


Learning Outcomes

Similar to alphanumeric assignments, multimodal projects enable instructors to measure ways students achieve course and assignment outcomes. I find that stating outcome goals clearly and often, as well as scaffolding multimodal projects into modules, encourages student confidence, which results in successful processes and products.

Once students have completed the assignments I will discuss today, they should be able to

  • 1. Identify how genre and mode shape and are shaped by audience needs and writers’ purposes.
  • 2. Develop flexible writing strategies for drafting, prewriting, collaboration, peer review, revision, and editing.
  • 3. Analyze how audience, purpose, and process shape their thinking and writing to develop a process that works best in each new rhetorical situation they encounter.


Assignment One: Visualizing Key Terms

Assignment Two: Visualizing Place

Place Essay Assignment 

Assignment Three: Oral Composition

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