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Seventh Edition   ©2013

A Writer's Reference for Multimodal Projects

Diana Hacker (late of Prince George's Community College) , Nancy Sommers (Harvard University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-1778-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-1778-2
  • Coil Bound , 704 pages

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Contents of A Writer's Reference, Seventh Edition precedes the following. MM1 Introduction

     a What does it mean to "read" a "text"?

     b What is multimodal composing?

     c Composing hasn't changed

     d Composing has changed

     e Composing in college

     f Composing beyond college

     g What this book offers

     h A toolkit for analyzing and composing multimodal texts

MM2 Analyzing written words

     a Genre: In what kind of document do the written words appear?

     b Features: What do the words look like?

     c Purpose and audience: What is the purpose of the written words? Who is the intended reader?

     d Meaning: What effect do the words have on the reader?

MM3 Analyzing sound

     a Genre: What kind of sound is it?

     b Features: Examine the pitch, pace, and volume of the sound

     c Purpose and audience: What is sound being used for? Who is the intended listener?

     d Meaning: What effect does sound have on the listener?

MM4 Analyzing static images

     a Genre: What kind of image is it?

     b Features: Examine the context, perspective, and elements of the image

     c Purpose and audience: What is the image meant to convey? Who is the intended viewer?

     d Meaning: What effect does the image have on the viewer?

MM5 Analyzing moving images

     a Genre: What kind of moving image is it?

     b Features: Perspective, composition, and editing

     c Purpose and audience: What are the moving images being used for? Who is the intended viewer?

     d Meaning: What effect do the moving images have on the viewer?

MM6 Analyzing multimodal texts

     a Genre: What kind of multimodal text is it?

     b Features: Which modes are represented? How do they work on their own and with each other?

     c Purpose and audience: What is the composition doing? Whom is it intended to reach?

     d Meaning: What effect does the multimodal composition have on the viewer?

MM7 Starting your own multimodal project

     a Getting direction from the assignment

     b Considering the So what? question

     c Thinking about time and resources available to you

MM8 Considering Your Purpose and Audience

     a Prewriting with your purpose in mind

     b Identifying your audience's needs and perspectives

     c Connecting with your audience

MM9 Planning Your Project

     a Understanding your own composing process

     b Collaborating effectively with others

     c Settling on a main idea

     d Planning support for your main idea.

     e Choosing a genre; deciding on a delivery method

MM10 Managing Your Project

     a Save all of your files in one place

     b Keep track of all your files

     c Use clear, descriptive names when you save files

     d Keep track of versions when sharing files with others

MM11 Outlining and Drafting Your Project

     a Choosing the right organizing tool for your multimodal project

     b Drafting to support your main idea

MM12 Emphasizing Important Information

     a Determining what needs emphasis

     b Choosing a strategy for creating emphasis

MM13 Revising and Editing Your Multimodal Project

     a Seeking and using feedback

     b Revising and remixing a multimodal composition

     c Editing a multimodal composition

MM14 Integrating and Documenting Sources

     a Understanding why documenting sources is important

     b Knowing when a citation is needed

    c Determining how to integrate sources in a multimodal composition

     d Figuring out how to document sources in a multimodal composition

MM15 Presenting or Publishing Your Project

     a Knowing your options for presenting and publishing multimodal works

     b Considering the pros and cons of the spaces available for presenting and publishing multimodal work

     c Making your project accessible and usable

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