Multigenre Research Paper

Multigenre Research Paper

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. After audience identification: write your thesis. A good start is: this project is about ____________ and how _______________.
  4. After thesis: write your theme. A good start is: The point or message of this paper is ___________________________.
  5. 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!
  6. 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.

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