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Part 5: Finalizing Your Multimodal Argument: Composing the Project 3 Final Version of Your Multimodal Argument


Description (and Step by Step)

Part 5 asks you to finalize your Multimodal Argument by combining two or more channels or systems of communication that include (1) writing text as argument (2) incorporating static images, and (3) connecting a dynamic visual or auditory component via a hyperlink into a single multimodal project.

Together, in one unified multimodal argument, all three communication modes should (1) educate an audience of non-engaged stakeholders about the topic you have been exploring, (2) engage this audience by convincing them that they should care about this issue, and (3) empower the audience to agree with your call to action.

Your final Multimodal Argument requires

  1. a textual construction that includes linguistic and spatial constructions in the writing of a 1,200 – 1,400-word essay that incorporate compelling and persuasive evidence that supports your thesis;
  2. a visual component, which strategically integrates a total of two static images (photograph, diagram, infographic, graph, map, and/or drawing) that support your argument in important ways. Vary the type of static visuals to avoid including two of the same type;
  3. one dynamic media component via a hyperlink of an appropriate word or phrase that intentionally merges a single video or podcast of two minutes or less into your multimodal argument in meaningful ways.
  4. an introduction and thesis, all major points, full integration of multimodal components, convincing evidence and rhetorical appeal strategies that support these points (including in-text citations from appropriate sources), and a Works Cited page.
  5. an integration of at least 5 credible sources, not counting the 3 sources that document your 2 static visuals and your hyperlink connection.

The following processes will help you to further finalize your Part 5 Final Version:

  • Review the processes outlined in your Part 2 Multimedia Argument Intermediate Draft Project Description and in the above Part 5 Description
  • Review the class content and homework assignments from your Intermediate draft submission and determine the final draft additions or revisions you may need to make based on this new information
  • Thoroughly review all feedback offered through peer review and by your instructor and determine the revisions needed for your final draft based on your critical assessment of the feedback received and your own revision plan that will guide your work.
  • In addition to significantly revising your draft, present a polished draft that attends to grammar and surface issues, and use proper format as identified by your instructor.

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