Pedagogical Concerns Regarding Assignments of Wonder

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Composing in multiple modalities can be daunting for any and all students, but the task is especially so for students enrolled in Basic Writing courses. This panel will examine the layers of assignment design and the complex reading and composing skills that are frequently misunderstood by inexperienced writers, particularly when digital and multimodal elements are required. Drawing on our collective years of experience working with underprepared students at community colleges and BA-granting universities, we will demonstrate how and why multimodal pedagogies should be adapted for Basic Writing contexts.

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Davis 1129
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Concurrent Session H