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Multimedia narration: Constructing possible worlds

Computers and Composition Volume 13, Number 3, ISSN 8755-4615 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


First-year composition students often struggle with narration: They have trouble learning how authors choose sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touches and then arrange them to make experiences concrete. Instead of writing vivid narratives about the rich fabric of their experience, students often write generalities that lack the power of the actual events. Can multimedia composition help students learn how authors sort memories to make narrations powerful? This article describes students' experiences in a f-y composition course when they were asked to digitize sound and graphics to add meaning to written texts—to make their narrations more powerful and concrete. It suggests an instructional method and poses questions to consider.


Halio, M.P. (1996). Multimedia narration: Constructing possible worlds. Computers and Composition, 13(3), 343-352. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved January 29, 2020 from .

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