The Rhetorical Situation
Provide basic information on how to use a multimodal tool.
Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the tool.
Answer questions from the class about the nuances of the tool, potentially troubleshooting foreseeable problems.
Peers in the classroom
- Informative presentation
- Read the “Collaborative Writing” chapter in Writing Memphis.
- In class, form groups and claim a multimodal tool from the list below:
- Adobe Spark
- Using the strategies from “Collaborative Writing,” use the remaining class time to get to know one another, play with your multimodal tool, and plan for next week.
- This assignment is meant to be completed in the classroom. The way your group uses that time is up to you. There will be no additional assignments during that week. I will be there to facilitate and troubleshoot.
- Samples from former students are available on our course website.
- During the work week, your group should hit the following milestones:
- Understand the basic capabilities of the tool.
- Create a sample project to show the class.
- Develop an outline for the presentation.
- Write a pro/con list for the tool, considering what kind of projects might work well in the format.
- By presentation day, your group should be prepared to give an informational presentation about the tool and answer questions.
- Presentation should be 10-12 minutes in length.
- Printed pro/con list that considers how different arguments would work in the format.
- Presentation is clearly informative.
- Sample project shows the capabilities of the tool, without being extensive.
- Group is able to answer questions from their peers and the instructor.
- Complete the group evaluation as homework following the presentation