MGP: Multi Genre Project: As you work, please review the MGP assignment page again
— at least two more times. Be sure that you understand this assignment.
- For the next steps on this project: identify your
audience clearly — by age, gender and even socio-economic background. If you
know your audience is tween girls, then your genres will need to be geared to
tween girls (think unicorns and music.ly). Completing this step will make the
rest of the project easier. You will want to make sure that your audience is
not too broad. Narrow your audience as much as you can — by gender, age,
economic status, marital status — every single way you can. The more focused
your audience is, the better your genres will be. So for example, if your
audience is 8 year old girls, you will want to make sure that your genre is one
that an 8 year old girl would access.
- If you don’t know what genres to use in your project,
review the genre definitions sheet — there are about a hundred on there. It is
not comprehensive. You may use one not on the list. Remember, all of the
creative elements in the project are to be made by you — if you use a poem,
you wrote it; a movie — you made and edited. it. You are not allowed to use
work of others.
- After audience identification: write your thesis. A good
start is: this project is about ____________ and how _______________.
- After thesis: write your theme. A good start is: The
point or message of this paper is ___________________________.
- Now, pick your genres. As you pick them, relate the
genre to: 1. the audience; 2. the thesis and 3. the theme. Then, writing your
genre will be a piece of cake!
- Remember: the expository piece is the meat of the paper.
You need to extract research (enough to write a two page paper, so at least two
pages of research should be included in your research notebook); paraphrase
that research and use it to write the expository piece. You must properly cite
the expository piece.
Now, a word of caution — the
genres are IMPORTANT as they bring the entire project together.