Your final Writing Project is a two-part project. The first part asks you to “remix” (reimagine, alter, or extend) some of your earlier work this semester to create a new multimodal or multimedia text for a new rhetorical situation. The second part asks you to reflect on the decisions you made in creating your remix.

Part I: Remix

For the first part of the project, you’ll look back on your writing for the course and choose a text to remix, perhaps focusing on a key idea, topic, or issue that you think other people need to know about. Then you’ll adapt, modify, or transform your original text for a new purpose, using multiple modes of expression and/or multiple media as you compose. Other elements of your original rhetorical situation—like your audience, genre, and stance—may change as well.

Here’s an example: maybe for Writing  Project 1, you wrote a series of vignettes about helping to care for your grandmother who has dementia. For Writing Project 4, you could create a 60-second video that gives advice to teenagers dealing with a similar situation. Or maybe for Writing Project 3, you explored how to talk with young children about death. For Writing Project 4, you could create an infographic to share what you learned with other parents. 

Types of remixes you might create for this assignment include:

an infographic / a short video / a print or digital poster / a newspaper article with images / a short podcast / a brochure / a web page / a comic strip / a mock-up of a billboard / an advertisement / a Public Service Announcement (PSA) / a presentation slide deck / a photo montage / a series of memes / a listicle / a timeline / something else!