Learning Module 6: Multimodal Proposal Assignment Students should explore “all a

Learning Module 6: Multimodal Proposal Assignment
Students should explore “all available means of persuasion.†~Aristotle
Assignment: Instead of producing a formal essay, create a multimodal proposal. This means that you will use (1) text, (2) visuals, (3) audio, and/or (4) video to enhance your argument. You must use at least three.
The Proposal: Your proposal will address the following components:
What is the issue? Educate the audience (assume that they do not care about the issue)
Why is it important? Convince them to care.
What is your stance on it? Articulate your position.
What do you think needs to be done? Argue what action should be taken to resolve the problem.
Topic: The topic is your choice, but it will be easiest to build upon the work you have done in the 1st and/or 2nd paper.
Requirements: You must have…
A claim (thesis)
Use at least 5 sources to build the argument
3 quotations must be incorporated into your multimodal essay
You must use at least 3 modalities
You will be awarded extra points for doing a voice-over of your presentation!
Research: Your project must explicitly show evidence of your research (a minimum of 3 sources are to be used). You are to include a Works Cited which may be part of the multimodal essay or submitted as a separate Works Cited page via the Dropbox.
Format: You can choose whatever platform you want as long as the final product can be uploaded and viewable to the class. Consider what multimodal format will be most effective in persuading your audience? What can be conveyed best through modalities other than the printed word?
Possible Formats: Podcast, video, iMovie, VoiceThread, PowerPoint, Prezi, Powtoon, SITES, Glogster, Fakebook, infographic, photo essay
Resources: Here is a good resource on available technology to use in this project: Resources. Additionally, please remember that all HACC students have access to Google Apps for Education. You can access these by logging into MyHACC (the portal) and clicking on the link. There, you have access to Slides (Google’s version of PowerPoint, SITES (build an easy website) and much, much more.
Traditional Approach: If you are looking for a fairly traditional approach to a proposal, you might want to consider having sections that address:
Nature of the Problem
Current Approaches or Previous Solutions
Proposal Recommendations
Final Note: That said, the beauty of this assignment is the freedom to create and use new ways to communicate a message!