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Date of Award

2019

Document Type

Campus Access Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Science in Rhetoric, Theory and Culture (MS)

Administrative Home Department

Department of Humanities

Advisor 1

Marika Seigel

Committee Member 1

Karla Kitalong

Committee Member 2

Sarah Bell

DOI

10.37099/mtu.dc.etdr/838

Abstract

Multimodal composition has been making its way inside the first-year composition course for over thirty years now. UN1015 Composition instructors have manifested doubts and anxieties at the time of teaching multimodality in their classrooms. This report analyzes a particular case of study where the instructors of the second iteration of “MonsterComp” were asked to implement a set of Lesson Plan Guidelines in the last 4 weeks of class during Fall 2018 at Michigan Technological University and addresses the following question: How can Writing Program Administrators help graduate teaching instructors deal with teaching multimodality while at the same time fostering individual creativity? This project analyzes the results of distributing the guidelines to the instructors and how in doing this, instructors gained some confidence in their teaching while engaging creativity in the process.

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