Writer/Designer: A Guide to Making Multimodal Projects is anaccessible read for students and teachers who wish to incorporate multimodal classroom practices. Although it is a brief read at around 150 pages, key concepts such as rhetorical situation are thoroughly explained and supplemented with relatable real-world examples.
From beginning to end, this text provides critical informationabout what multimodality is and how its use can foster more productive learning. Then, the text guides multimodal projects from brainstorming through drafting and development—even longevity and optimum file storage. Written to an audience of both teachers and students within any field, this text provides answers to common questions and potential problems with multimodal projects. As a bonus, Writer/Designer: A Guide to Making Multimodal Projects contains access to helpful online content such as tutorials, prezis, videos, additional readings, and even a fun comic book called Bound by Law? which examines public domain and free use. In the authors’ words, this text aims to focus on the “who, what, why, and how” of student multimodal projects (xxiii). While the authors are esteemed names in Rhetoric & Composition, Writer/Designer is suitable for use in a wide variety of courses outside the field as well.