Explaining a Scientific Concept for Page and Screens

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Michael Ennis


While students learn valuable skills by composing multimodal works, these assignments can also help students master traditional writing genres by defamiliarizing some of the "design choices" they make when writing. Requiring students to revise a traditional written essay into a video accomplishes two key goals in both lower level and advanced writing classes. It updates writing curricula to provide students experience with the kind of writing they will do in other classes. Furthermore, reflecting on the revision process enhances student appreciation for the importance of clear prose, careful exposition, and logical organization.

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Ennis, M. (2016). Explaining a Scientific Concept for Page and Screens. Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.31719/pjaw.v1i1.14


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